http://youtu.be/RrgjufJhmwk?hd=1 Google Web Lab consists of five Chrome Experiment installations that bring the internet to life and aim to inspire online and offline visitors about the possibilities of the web. The installations (Universal Orchestra, Teleporter, Sketchbots, Data Tracer, Lab Tag Explorer) are part of a year-long public exhibition at the London Science Museum and can be interacted with by anyone, anywhere. Worldwide visitors both on and offline are able to make music with people across the world; launch information into cyberspace and see where images come from 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 exhibition was particularly interesting to Expology due to our experiences creating similar online and offline user interactions at Science Museums and Learning Centers. While the Web Lab used a 'Lab Tag' to interact with exhibits (scanning and inserting into machines for data transmission), Expology has mostly been working with RFID technology to connect users online and offline. You can view the results of Expology's use of RFID technology at Inspiria Science Center in Sarpsborg for example. Google Web Lab was designed by MAP, the new studio of designers BarberOsgerby, alongside their Sister company Universal Design Studio and is open to the public until the 20th June 2013.