Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Google Doodle - Stanislaw Lem

Was just trolling the interwebs today and like usual I see what Google have to offer, pretty much every other day of the week Google uploads a different "Google" image, you must know what I mean?? If not here are a few examples:


 

You get the idea, I think it's amazing that Google have different pictures , they have a vast selection for different countries, amazing art-forms, random imagery, sometimes videos, games...God I love Google today.

My favorite has to of been the PAC-MAN's 30th Anniversary Doodle, where you can actively play pac-man on the Google logo, the Halloween video was pretty amazing too..See below.
 

This brings me to today's 'Google Doodle' which is a little animation/game to celebrate the work of sci-fi genius Stanislaw Lem, it marks the 60th anniversary of the first book publication by Stanislaw Lem. 

The art itself was inspired by Daniel Mroz's illustrations for The Cyberiad, a series of short stories by Lem.


The Cyberiad, published in 1965, was a key work, although Solaris remains Lem's best known work – first published in 1961, it was made into a film by the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and by the US director Steven Soderbergh in 2002.

Google really have delivered with this 'Google Doodle', not only is it fun and interactive, it remembers the life and work of a legend in sci-fi.

Head over to Google and have a ganders! I leave you with a few words from Lem himself.

"Chances are, you've never met a gruncheon, nor have you ever seen a targalisk, a shupop, a calinatifact or a thists. In fact, I'm almost certain that you've never laid your eyes on a worch, or enjoyed the beauty of a true priton. You have no idea what you are missing!"

3 comments:

  1. I saw that was trending on Twitter earlier too. People really seem to like this one. Google Pacman was turned into a proper game!

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  2. Love the google pacman! nice post

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