GOOGLE CHROME - OPEN SPACES
Google Chrome Open Spaces project is an online drawing tool that users can submit their art work for a chance to have their digital art immortalised as real life street art, in the streets of Jakarta and Bandung.
"People around the world are using the web as a platform to both showcase and create amazing local culture. In the last six months, Chrome has played host to some of Indonesia’s finest up-and-coming artistic talent with the Chrome Open Spaces project.
From old masters like Basuki to contemporary street artists like Darbotz, Indonesia has a long and rich history of art. The rapidly growing population and economy has led to densified urban spaces, crazy traffic and the rise of Indonesian street art. The Chrome Open Spaces project used the web to bring all these elements together.
Designed to showcase the creativity possible with modern web technologies, Chrome Open Spaces called on aspiring artists from across the archipelago to submit drawings via a custom-designed app. The app enabled people to create ‘street art’ online using digital spray paints, brushes and stencils. Over 12,000 drawings were submitted and 11,000 votes were cast. From these virtual paintings, nine winners were chosen to have their creations showcased on buildings and walls across Jakarta and Bandung."