Google has teamed up with the Science Music in London to create Web Lab, a year-long exhibition featuring a series of interactive Chrome Experiments intended to inspire a new generation of computer scientists and enthusiasts.
Visitors to the Museum and the www.chromeweblab.com site will be able to interact with five experiments:
- Universal Orchestra: An Internet-powered eight-piece robotic orchestra creating harmonious music
- Sketchbots: Custom-built robots able to take photographs and then sketch them in sand
- Data Tracer: A map that traces where the world’s online information is physically stored
- Teleporter: A series of web-enabled periscopes through which you can instantly access the world (including a 24 hour US bakery)
- Lab Tag Explorer: A real-time visualisation of all Web Lab visitors from around the world that groups and categorises participants in incredible ways.
Google's Steve Vranakis, creative director of Web Lab, said: "The internet is incredible. It powers our lives everyday, allows us to explore the globe and lets us communicate with friends the world over. Until now, all this magic has remained locked behind our screens.
"Web Lab changes all that. We’ve worked with the Science Museum to create unique experiments that will demonstrate the power of the Internet to everyone who visits."
Web Lab opens - both in London and online - tomorrow (Thursday 19 July) and is scheduled to run until Summer 2013. Entry to Web Lab is free.