All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘art’

Mary Leakey Doodle Hits The Rest Of The World

Yesterday, as the day had already changed in some parts of the world, Google began showing a doodle honoring the 100th birthday of archaeologist Mary Leakey. Now that it is February 6th in the rest of the world, other countries can now see the doodle. Mary Leakey was an archaeologist and anthropologist from Britain, who discovered the first fossilized Proconsul …

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Josef Kajetán Tyl Honored With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle on its home page in the Czech Republic, honoring Czech writer Josef Kajetán Tyl’s 205th birthday. Tyl wrote the country’s national anthem, Kde domov můj. In addition to writing the song, Tyl wrote several novels and short stories and about 20 plays. He was born on this day in 1808, and died in 1856. Here’s …

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Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day

Today is the last day of the Canadian penny, as the coin is withdrawn from circulation. Google is honoring the coin with a doodle on its Canadian home page. In the doodle, the first of the Os in the word “Google” is replaced with a Canadian penny, and it spins around every few seconds to show you what it looks …

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Jackie Robinson Google Doodle Celebrates Baseball’s Color Line-Breaker

Jackie Robinson was a great baseball player, ending his career with a .311 battling average, 1,518 hits and 137 home runs. For that alone he would have been remembered. But as we all know, Jackie Robinson had a much more important role in history than simply good MLB player. In 1947, Robinson debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in a move …

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Minimalistic LEGO Posters Reference Film, Music, and More

The modern LEGO brick, as in the type of brick that will attach to any brick you buy in stores nowadays, was first patented 55 years ago this week. In celebration of this 55-year anniversary, design agency Brad has created 55 different pop culture posters that reference films, books, songs, and more using LEGO bricks. The awesome minimalistic posters are …

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This Guy Made An Android Train

Android art enthusiast (based on his recent Google+ posts) Christopher WIseman posted some photos of an Android locomotive he made on Google+ in a post that was shared by at least one Googler. Christopher Wiseman12 hours ago I've been working on this one for a while, and it's the first custom I'm proud to say is mine! Growing up, I …

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrated with Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr., American activist, pastor, and influential leader of the civil rights movement, King is one of the most-celebrated public figures in American history. Starting out as a Baptist minister, King threw himself onto the national stage in the mid 1950s. In 1955, he led the famous Montgomery bus boycott, and a couple of …

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These Apps Give You 3D Printed Sculptures Of Your Facebook Profile

The Creators Project (a partnership between Intel and Vice) in collaboration with Shapeways, has teamed up with three artists to interpret Facebook profiles, and use that data to create customized, 3D-printed sculptures. “The three apps were imagined by some of our favorite Creators and include Monster Me by Sticky Monster Lab, where your Facebook personality is transformed into a munchkin …

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Doodle 4 Google Asks Kids to Draw Their “Best Day Ever”

Google has just opened up the 2013 Doodle 4 Google competition, and are currently accepting submissions. This is the 6th year that Google has held the contest. Each year, Google asks student aged K-12 to create their own Google Doodle. The winners are broken into grade brackets, and national finalists receive a small prize. The grand prize winner always receives …

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Facebook Celebrates Poke App with New Menlo Park Sign

Out with the “like,” in with the “poke?” Facebook is promoting their brand new standalone app for ephemeral communications, Poke, by revamping their sign the sits in front of their Menlo Park headquarters. Facebook launched Poke last month, a rebranding of their longstanding but forgotten “poke” function. The Poke app allows users to send short-lived photo and video messages to …

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Mesmerizing Animation Drawn with Coffee, Ink, and White-Out

Well this is truly mesmerizing. Artist Jake Fried, a Boston-based animator tickles your brain with this elaborate hand-drawn animation done entirely with ink, coffe, and white-out. The animation is a result of layering image after image, and the effect is incredible. Trippy. [Jake Fried via BoingBoing]

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Programmers Are The Artists Of A New Era

There’s a general stereotype that describes programmers as nothing more than pale introverts who sit in front a computer all day typing strings of code. It wasn’t exactly accurate, but most programmers really did just type code all day. Now these same programmers and some new blood are beginning to explore the boundaries of what’s possible with their code. PBS’ …

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