Last week we popped along to Google’s Creative Sandbox, an industry event showcasing ‘creative genius and digital innovation’, supplemented by talks from some industry leaders. It was great, we’d urge you to check out the dedicated site for plenty of cool and potentially inspiring submissions: [Go].
Google’s Chrome has been busy innovating and creating itself, launching two great projects in as many weeks to show off the power of HTML5. The first, the 100,000 Stars Experiment, is quite something to behold. Google’s Data team has mashed up data from NASA, the European Space Agency and Wikipedia to deliver a scaled, visual feast of our tiny place in just a portion of the galaxy. [Watch]. The site allows you to glide through an ocean of stars, clicking and learning as you go. [Play].
Its second project Jam With Chrome was on show at the Creative Sandbox. Similar to Apple’s GarageBand, users are invited to take up a virtual instrument – but it’s geared up to be a multiplayer jamming session with friends, live online, all within the humble browser. [Watch]. It’s a lot of fun! Shame it doesn’t work on tablets too… [Play].