Science Museum is to Host a Year-Long Web-Lab Exhibition by Google

In London, UK, the Science Museum is to host a year-long Web-Lab exhibit by Google. This exhibit can also be access online at chromeweblab.com, making it the first truly 24/7 exhibit. The exhibit is free and online, and will remain open until summer 2013. Check it out for yourself and share your experience.

Visitors to the Science Museum will be able to play with five demonstrations, while online participants will be able to visit [online] and interact with the same installations.

The five experiments one can launch are:

  1. Universal Orchestra – “make music with people across the world”
  2. Teleporter – “travel instantly to far away places”
  3. Sketchbots – “watch your portrait being processed and drawn by a robot”
  4. Data Tracer – “trace routes across the internet”
  5. Lab Tag Explorer – “explore Web-Lab’s global community and browse visitors’ creations”
Each Web Lab experiment uses a modern web technology to explore a particular idea in computer science, but Google is not explaining the different techniques involved. Instead, it hopes that their effects will inspire children to find out more.
Related Articles:
Matt Warman, Google Opens Year0Long Web Lab Exhibition at the Science Museum, The Telegraph (July 21, 2012, 7:00 AM), http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/9415582/Google-opens-year-long-Web-Lab-exhibition-at-the-Science-Museum.html.
Sharif Sakr, Google Opens Web Lab at London’s Science Museum, Because ‘the Internet is Incredible,’  Engadget (July 18, 2012, 4:13 PM), http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/18/google-web-lab-uk/.
Sam Byford, Google’s Web Lab Puts Interactive Chrome Installations in the London Science Museum, The Verge (June 27, 2012, 8:44 PM), http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/27/3122175/google-web-lab-chrome-science-museum-london.

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