Google is not to remembering great achievers and achievements by it’s doodles but this time Google UK has done something special. It has created one of its most elaborate doodles yet as it remembers the 60th anniversary of the first book publication by Stanislaw Lem, the Polish science fiction author whose works included the novel Solaris.
This animated doodle features a pensive character with an amazing resemblance to Lem who, after some thought, comes face to face with a giant robot. Visitors to Google can use their cursor to interact with the robot, whose chest appears to contain a rather unreliable calculator and it gives a video game feel.
The doodle’s fairly lengthy and has a fast forward feature too. Animated Doodle sequence ends with the message that the art was inspired by Daniel Mroz’s illustrations for The Cyberiad, a series of short stories by Lem.
Stanislaw Lem wrote a range of poems, essays and short stories during the late 1940s and 1950s but his first major work, Hospital of the Transfiguration, was only published in 1955 as the weight of ideological censorship began to lift after the death of the Joseph Stalin.
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. He died in 2006 at the age of 84 after suffering from heart disease. You see how the Doodle Works In The Video and Subscribe the Video Channel For More Updates Like These.
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