Explore 'This Exquisite Forest' at London's Tate Modern, Collaborate, Create Animations Using Chrome

Google and Tate Modern in London, released an online art experiment called "This Exquisite Forest," which lets you collaborate with others to create animations and stories using a web-based drawing tool.Seven renowned artists from Tate's collection, including Bill Woodrow, Dryden Goodwin, Julian Opie, Mark Titchner, Miroslaw Balka, Olafur Eliasson and Raqib Shaw, have created short […]

Google and Tate Modern in London, released an online art experiment called "This Exquisite Forest," which lets you collaborate with others to create animations and stories using a web-based drawing tool.

Seven renowned artists from Tate's collection, including Bill Woodrow, Dryden Goodwin, Julian Opie, Mark Titchner, Miroslaw Balka, Olafur Eliasson and Raqib Shaw, have created short "seed" animations. From these seeds, "anyone can add new animations that extend the story or branch it in a new direction. Or you can start a tree of your own with some friends. As more sequences are added, the animations grow into trees, creating a potentially infinite number of possible endings to each animation," explains Aaron Koblin, Google Creative Lab, Data Arts Team.

This Exquisite Forest uses several of Google Chrome's advanced HTML5 and JavaScript features to produce a unique content creation and exploration experience. For example, "Web Audio API makes it possible for contributors to generate music to accompany their submissions. The project also runs on Google App Engine and Google Cloud Storage," explains Google.

In addition to the website, an interactive installation will open on July 23 in the Level 3 gallery of Tate Modern--will be on display as large-scale projections.

This Exquisite Forest at Tate Modern, London Opens

Watch this video introducing This Exquisite Fores: