Google honours sci-fi genius Lem with new Doodle

Google paid tribute to Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem with an interesting new doodle on November 23.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2011, 20:41 PM IST

London: Google paid tribute to Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem with an interesting new doodle on November 23.

The elaborate animation featured a character that came face to face with a giant robot. By moving the cursor, web users could interact with the robot and what seemed to be a calculator on its front.

Lem is best known for his 1961 novel Solaris, which has been made into a film three times, including Steven Soderbergh’s 2002 version starring George Clooney.

Google came up with its first doodle in 1998 when its creators Larry Page and Sergey Brin added a Burning Man from the famous festival in Nevada when they attended the event.

Back then the firm was so small that it was designed to show that the two were not in the office to answer the phone.

Since then, Google’s design team has come up with more than 300 doodles for its US website and another 700 worldwide, to commemorate various occasions.

ANI