Saturday, May 25, 2013

Google Chrome~ Web Lab~ Explore and Learn How the Web Works

Google Chrome~ Web Lab~ Bringing the Extraordinary Workings of the Internet to Life

"Web Lab is made of up 5 Chrome Experiment installations that bring the extraordinary workings of the internet to life and aims to inspire the world about the possibilities of the web. 
The installations make up a year-long public exhibition at the Science Museum, London and can be interacted with by anyone, anywhere at 

Worldwide visitors both on and offline will be able to make music with people across the world; launch information into cyberspace and 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."

Learn about the science and technology that powers the web.  Click on the link below for additional resources for students and educators.
Watch the short (less than 2 minutes each) videos that explain:
Real-Time Collaboration~ See how the web enables you to collaborate
Compression~ See how the web can give you experience of being somewhere else
Programming Language~ See how the web connects to physical objects
Data Travel~ See how data travels across the web
Finding Data~ See how information on the web is easily accessible

Below is a brief description of the 5 Google Chrome Experiments:
Universal Orchestra~ Make music with people across the world by playing real instruments live in the museum or in the virtual orchestra
Teleporter~ Travel instantly to far away places and take real- time photos
SketchBots~ Take a picture of yourself and watch your portrait being processed and drawn by robots.
Data Tracer~ Trace routes across the internet's vast network and discover where images are stored
Lab Tag Explorer~ Explore Web Lab's global community and browse visitors' creations

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