Google’s popular doodle for Thanksgiving is a lovely thing. As Willie Real of Google’s staff writes on the Official Google Blog, it’s inspired by those hand turkeys we all made in elementary school: “glue on the table, colorful feathers stuck to your sleeve and glitter everywhere.”
If you haven’t tried it yet, go to the Google homepage, where you’ll see what looks like a kid’s handmade turkey. Click on the head, feathers, feet and wing, and enjoy it.
But now take a look at what they’re seeing in Europe, on Google.co.uk and its sister sites:
We’ll happily concede that our video of their animation cannot do it justice. It’s a celebration of the science-fiction writer and philosopher Stanislaw Lem, who published his first book 60 years ago. Lem, a native of Poland who died in 2006, is perhaps best known in the United States for his 1961 novel “Solaris,” which was made into a film in the United States in 2002. There’s more about him at “Stanislaw Lem – The Official Site.”
In the meantime, enjoy Google’s animation in his honor, and if you want to dig deeper, well — Google him.