Saturday, February 26, 2011

10 Mindblowing Chrome Experiments You Should See

Last September, I posted about The Wilderness Downtown, an interactive website featuring the music video of Arcade Fire's "We Used To Wait." It is a part of the Chrome Experiments, a collection of works built from the latest open technologies such as HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and WebGL. To this date, many works have been submitted from all over the world and many are quite remarkable. Here are the experiments L-I recommends you to see.

Note: You need to have a Google Chrome Beta 9 browser or higher version.
             Click the name of the experiment to view.

1. Google Gravity 

You might already have heard of this. If not, try it and you'll be surprised.
I won't spoil you so no need to worry.

Created on: March 18, 2009
Created by: Hi-ReS
Technologies used: JavaScript, box2d-js

2. Depth of Field

I could stare at this for hours. This consists of 300 balls. 100% JavaScript.

Created on: June 10, 2009
Created by: Mr. Doob
Technologies used: threedoob, jstweener

It's either you love human biology or just fond of exploring things you can't explore in real life. (Or maybe you can) This project lets you go deep into layers of the human physique. You also turn on the labels if you like to memorize the parts of the human body.

Created on: December 13, 2010
Created by: (who else?) Google, Inc.
Technologies used: WebGL, JavaScript

4. Twitch

Twitch is a game puzzle. The algorithm is clever. Play but don't get lost!

Created on: February 12, 2009
Created by: REAS
Technologies used: Processing.js, JavaScript

This is what you call the beauty in random proportions. 

Created on: March 20, 2009
Created by: REZ
Technologies used: JavaScript, Canvas

Probably one of the coolest so far. ☺

Created on: February 12, 2009
Created by: Mr. Doob
Technologies used: JavaScript, Canvas, box2d-js

7. Julia Sets Animation

The beauty in mathematics.

Created on: February 2, 2011
Created by: Evgeny Demidov
Technology used: WebGL

8. Chrysaora

Wicked 3D rendering.

Created on: February 24, 2011
Created by: Aleksandar Rodic
Technologies used: Houdini, Mudbox, Python, JavaScript, WebGL, WebSockets

9. Temperature Anomalies

This tracks the earth's temperature, past to present.

Created on: February 21, 2011
Created by: Nicolas Garcia Belmonte
Technologies used: PhiloGL, WebGL, JavaScript

10. Wall of Photos

Type the keyword on the search bar and it will return to you a 'slide' show of photos from Google Image results.

Created on: December 13, 2010
Created by: Cooliris
Technologies used: JavaScript, WebGL, Google Image Search API

Eh? I'm not done yet. Okay... I only indicated 10. But there are more magnificent experiments you haven't seen yet. The number of submissions is still growing as the finalization of HTML5 on June 2014 approaches. You may want to start learning WebGL and master your JavaScript skills to be able to make your own projects as well. Or - if you're confident enough, create now and submit it to the Chrome Experiments collection and be rated and critiqued. It's a good thing, I promise.

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