Weblab is a year-long exhibition at the Science Museum, London featuring a series of 5 interactive experiments that bring the extraordinary workings of the internet to life and aims to inspire the world about the possibilities of the web.
The exhibition consists of a public exhibition at the Science Museum where visitors can interact in person, or from anywhere in the world via chromeweblab.com.
Worldwide visitors both on and offline are able to make music with people across the world; see where images on the web live; watch their portrait being processed, translated, and then drawn in sand by a robot; and travel instantly to far away places all over the world. The installation and website are connected in real-time.
The project was developed using some of the most bleeding edge features available to the browser. Technologies such as GPU rendering, WebRTC, WebGL and hardware device access. In fact, some of the technologies were so new they weren’t even available in Chrome yet. We had to work with Google engineers to help ensure Chrome was ready for the project launch. Ranging from
The installation recieved broad industry recognition for it’s innovation and won numerous awards including an FWA Site of the Month and an Interaction Design Association Award.