Web Lab is the place to discover the power of the web!
Five 'experiments' allow students to join with online visitors worldwide to create music together, watch their portrait being drawn by a robot and more. All while finding out how the internet works.
Open until Thursday 20 June 2013.
What are the five experiments?
Universal Orchestra: Play musical instruments with people across the globe. Students explore how the web allows for real-time collaborations and interaction.
Teleporter: Look into a viewer and see a live video stream showing a 360° view of a location somewhere else in the world. Because the video is compressed it’s able to travel extremely quickly.
Sketchbots: Have a photo taken, and a robot uses the image to draw your portrait. A computer turns the photographs into information that can be understood by the robot.
Data Tracer: Perform an image search and follow the search’s journey across the globe. See where the image is stored and how long it takes for the data to travel.
Lab Tag Explorer: Collect a Lab Tag to store images, sounds and video collected from each of the experiments. Students can use their Lab Tag after the visit to access and download their content.
The downloads below will help you make the most of your class visit to Web Lab. They also provide ideas for continuing discussion about the experiments back in the classroom:
- Gallery overview (pdf)
- Exhibit summary (pdf)
- Universal Orchestra briefing notes (pdf)
- Teleporter briefing notes (pdf)
- Sketchbots briefing notes (pdf)
- Data Tracer briefing notes (pdf)
- Lab Tag Explorer briefing notes (pdf)
Use these short 'How it works' videos from the Web Lab gallery to follow up on a visit or stand-alone if you are not able to visit the Museum:
- Real-time collaboration over the internet (related to the Universal Orchestra experiment)
- Data compression (Teleporter)
- Programming language (Sketchbots)
- Data travel (Data Tracer)
- Finding data (Lab Tag Explorer)
Web Lab online
Access the Web Lab exhibits online at chromeweblab.com.