This Exquisite Forest is an online collaborative animation project. From 2012 - 2014, visitors to this site could use an online drawing tool to create a short animation. Other visitors could then build off of that animation, resulting in branching, ever-evolving narratives resembling trees.
The project was conceived by Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin, and produced by the Google Data Arts Team and Tate Modern. It makes extensive use of Google Chrome’s advanced web technologies, as well as Google App Engine and Cloud Storage.
A physical exhibit at Tate Modern was open for over one year beginning on July 23, 2012 and allowed visitors to participate using digital drawing tablets. As of August 1, 2014, the project is closed to new animations but the site is still open for those who wish to browse the forest of animations. Thank you to everyone who participated.