The future may indeed be today, especially when sponsored by Google (or “Googs” for short, if you’re feeling frisky). With their Chrome Experiments, Google encourages designers and developers to bring the future to us — right here, right now. It is a selection of creative web experiments, combining the use of the Google Chrome browser as host with the newest discoveries in HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and WebGL.
Here we’ve compiled some of our favorites from the list of hundreds. Check out the one’s that blew our minds or browse through the hundreds of windows to our destiny. You’ll need Chrome to view these projects. Don’t have it? Download here.
Square Mirror by Andy Sigler
Uses the camera on your computer to make a live video of your every move using flickering squares.
Tri Me by Scott Garner
Again using your computer’s camera, this experiment turns your whole world into experimental film Waking Life.
Pixelate Yourself by Pierre-Loic Doulcet
A third camera app, will turn your image into a series of pixels. We are “The Matrix”.
Super Resize Me by Maximum
A fun game with slick flat design graphics. Its humor lies in its lack of qualms about how online gaming is quite the time waster.
Asterank by Ian Webster
An accurate visualization of our solar system — and it’s interactive!
superfreedraw by rgb3000
Basically a ginormous piece of butcher paper, but on the internet. You can either choose your own blank patch, or contribute and mingle with other artists from around the world. Just like kindergarten 2.0.
JAM with Chrome by Google
We had quite a blast with this one. And made quite the racket. Pick an instrument to play, and invite your friends to play other instruments on their devices (be it a desktop, laptop or smartphone).
Google Space by Mr.doob
This one mocks up the clean Google setup that we all know and love. It’s like the world is falling apart!
Walk in a Fog by David Mignot
A music video you can interact with. It’s like you’re living in this crazy world created by humans.
Deleting Borders by We Work We Play
A visualization of how you can add your own beats to a song by these Belgians.
Pitts Special Demo by Eric M
Warning: this flight simulation has the possibility to make you feel rather nauseous, although it’s also pretty rad.
Zen Photon Garden by Micah Elizabeth Scott
You can make a stunning image by drawing lines to fracture a ‘ray of light’.