A visit to the Google Web Lab at the Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Billed as a ‘series of interactive experiments made by Google,’ Web Lab was a fascinating way to spend an hour or so – especially as they were handing out free booze at a rare evening opening last night!

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

The interactive exhibition at the Science Museum in London takes the form of five physical installations – Universal Orchestra, Data Tracer, Sketchbots, Teleporter, and Lab Tag Explorer.

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

The exhibits can be programmed by visitors, so, say, someone banging out a tune on the  Universal Orchestra can collaborate with internet users around the world via Google Chrome’s WebSockets functionality.

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Running till June 20th 2013, the exhibition is free – this short video will give you an idea of what to expect:

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

We loved the signage.

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Data Tracer showed how information was routed over the internet.

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

The Sketchbot took a photo and then turned it into a sand drawing.

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Programming the Universal Orchestra.

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

One of the web-connected instruments.

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

This 360 degree viewer let you look around the kitchen at Amelie’s Bakery in North Caroline, USA in real-time, and take photos that would be displayed on a wall of screens.

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Programming the Kalimba.

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Each visitor was given a ‘web tag’ which could be used to record their activities around the exhibition.

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Setting up a drum pattern.

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

 

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab Chrome, Science Museum, London Sept 2012

Google Web Lab is at the Science Museum
Exhibition Road  South Kensington, London, Greater London SW7 2DD, United Kingdom
0870 870 4868

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