Experiments with Google

Google Web Lab featured a series of interactive experiments that brought the magic of the web to life and also connected people across the world online.

Universal Orchestra
The orchestra allowed visitors and online participants to play music together, using real instruments live in the museum or virtual incarnations online - the selection of instruments included drums, temple blocks, vibraphones, marimbas and more.

The sketchbots took photos of visitors and then sketched their likeness in sand. These custom-built robots demonstrated how the then-latest version of HTML allowed web browsers to undertake these previously unachievable tasks. Additionally it highlighted how users could now draw anything they dreamed of online and also render these in 3D.