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Google’s tribute to Alexander Calder

Pushkar Sane Friday, 22nd July, 2011 Tags: , , , , Roots No comments

Today’s Google Doodle pays tribute to Alexander Calder who invented Mobile (not the mobile phone) almost 80 years back. All parents should thank this man as this simple invention has kept most infants engaged and it still fascinates them.

I love some of his quotes:

Out of different masses, tight, heavy, middling—indicated by variations of size or color—directional line—vectors which represent speeds, velocities, accelerations, forces, etc. . . .—these directions making between them meaningful angles, and senses, together defining one big conclusion or many.

Nothing at all of this is fixed.

Each element able to move, to stir, to oscillate, to come and go in its relationships with the other elements in its universe.

It must not be just a fleeting moment but a physical bond between the varying events in life.

Les Paul Doodle lives on

Pushkar Sane Saturday, 11th June, 2011 Tags: , , Observations No comments

Google released a Doodle in honour of Les Paul‘s Birthday. This interactive Doodle simulated electric guitar and let the user play with it. One could also record the music and send to their friends. This certainly caught attention of many people and Google has now created a permanent page for this Doodle. Initiatives like these makes Google one of the most innovative companies of our era.

Here is the link:
Les Paul Doodle