Links
Links
Links
Links
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Statistiche
Flag Counter
 


Doodles Google Ufo & Aliens

13th Anniversary of the 4 unit VLT telescope: Antu, Kueyen, Melipal and Yepun 2012
13th Anniversary of the 4 unit VLT telescope: Antu, Kueyen, Melipal and Yepun 2012
Johann Gottfried Galle's 200th Birthday 2012
Johann Gottfried Galle's 200th Birthday 2012
End of the Mayan Calendar 2012
End of the Mayan Calendar 2012
Edmond Halley's 355th Birthday 2011
Edmond Halley's 355th Birthday 2011
 50th Anniversary of the First Man in Space 2011
50th Anniversary of the First Man in Space 2011
Doodle 4 Google 2010
Doodle 4 Google 2010
Hubble Space Telescope's 20th Anniversary 2010
Hubble Space Telescope's 20th Anniversary 2010
Milutin Milankovich's Birthday 2010
Milutin Milankovich's Birthday 2010
Anniversary of Belka and Strelka Space Flight 010
Anniversary of Belka and Strelka Space Flight 010
Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa Returns 2010
Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa Returns 2010
Crop Circles 2009
Crop Circles 2009
Discovery of Water on the Moon 2009
Discovery of Water on the Moon 2009
Giovanni Schiaparelli's Birthday 2009
Giovanni Schiaparelli's Birthday 2009
50th Anniversary of NASA 2008
50th Anniversary of NASA 2008
Yuri Gagarin's Birthday 2007
Yuri Gagarin's Birthday 2007
Sputnik - 50th Anniversary 2007
Sputnik - 50th Anniversary 2007
Percival Lowell's 151st Birthday 2006
Percival Lowell's 151st Birthday 2006
Anniversary of Lunar Landing 2005
Anniversary of Lunar Landing 2005
Spirit Lands on Mars 2004
Spirit Lands on Mars 2004
Transit of Venus 2004
Transit of Venus 2004
Lunar X Prize 2004
Lunar X Prize 2004
Earth Day 2003
Earth Day 2003
Google Aliens 2000
Google Aliens 2000
Google Aliens 2000
Google Aliens 2000
Google Aliens 2000
Google Aliens 2000
Google Aliens 2000
Google Aliens 2000
Google Aliens 2000
Google Aliens 2000

Google Doodles

Celebrating James Wong Howe ()
Celebrating James Wong Howe Date: May 25, 2018 Today’s Doodle in the US celebrates James Wong Howe (黃宗霑), the pioneering Chinese-American cinematographer who rose to fame in the 1930s and '40s for his innovative filming techniques. We planned to run this same Doodle honoring James Wong Howe in the US last year. However, when Hurricane Harvey struck the southern United States, we withheld the Doodle from running nationally out of respect to the events and relief effort. Though we don’t usually run Doodles more than once, Howe left such a unique and indelible mark on American cinema that we decided to run the Doodle this year on the anniversary of the release of one of his most notable works, The Thin Man (1934) - and also just in time for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! Born in Guangzhou, China, Howe immigrated to the U.S. when he was five years old and grew up in Washington state. He boxed professionally in his teens, worked odd jobs, then finally started in the industry by delivering films and picking up scraps from a studio’s cutting room floor. Throughout his career, he used lighting, framing, and minimal camera movement to express emotion. He accidentally discovered how to use dark backdrops to create color nuances in black-and-white film. He pioneered using wide-angle lenses, low key lighting, and color lighting. Howe also made early use of the crab dolly, a camera dolly with four wheels and a movable arm supporting the camera. In contrast to the success of his work life, Howe faced significant racial discrimination in his private life: he became a U.S. citizen only after the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act; due to anti-miscegenation laws, his marriage was not be legally recognized in the U.S. until 1948. Despite the barriers he faced, Howe retired with two Oscar awards as one of the most celebrated cinematographers of his time. Special thanks to Don Lee, nephew of James Wong Howe, for his partnership on this project. Below, Don shares thoughts about his uncle: I was eleven years old when I first met my uncle Jimmie, known to many as the cinematographer James Wong Howe. Even though I had never seen any of his films, I was in awe of him and his accomplishments. Upon meeting him, he quickly put me at ease with his warmth, humor, and tendency to be a jokester. Two years later, my mother, sisters, and I traveled from Washington state to Hollywood to visit Jimmie and his wife, author-poet Sanora Babb. They embraced us as family. I’ll never forget our brief visit with them: we went to Disneyland, dined in Chinatown, watched home movies, and visited the sets of major studios. Several years later, I moved to Los Angeles to attend college. While there, I often spent time with Jimmie and Sanora at their home and got to know him as an avid reader and storyteller who loved dogs, baseball, golf, and most of all Sanora. Pictured: James Wong Howe and Sanora Babb Photo credit: Dorothy Babb While Jimmie had a reputation for being very serious and dedicated, he was also known as a willing listener and collaborator with his peers. That’s how I most remember him. He encouraged me in my studies, introduced me to film students he was mentoring, and took my college friends and me out for Dim Sum in Chinatown and to Angels baseball games. Jimmie proved, over the time I knew him, to be a consummate artist, valued friend and affectionate uncle. He is, and will always be, very much a part of my life. Location: United States Tags: portrait, noir, black and white, hat, Birthday, Art
>> leggi di più

Jordan Independence Day 2018 ()
Jordan Independence Day 2018 Date: May 25, 2018 Location: Jordan Tags:
>> leggi di più

Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s 246th Birthday ()
Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s 246th Birthday Date: May 22, 2018 Today Google is celebrating Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s 246th Birthday. Roy was born in the Bengal Presidency of British controlled India in 1772. He was born to a family of great privilege in the Brahman class. As a young man he traveled throughout the region and learned English, Arabic, Persian, and Sanskrit, in addition to the local languages of Bengali and Hindi. His multicultural education taught him to draw from different religions and philosophies to adapt his own ideologies. Roy was very much a free thinker and often championed rights for India’s lower classes. In his fight for a more contemporary society, Roy called for an end to India's Caste system. Also, Roy consistently advocated for women's rights at a time when they had very few. In fact, he is often remembered for his role in abolishing Sati, a ceremonial funeral practice, and his promotion of a more advanced and just society. It is because of Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s transformative and progressive thinking that many consider him to be the Father of modern India.   Doodle illustrated by Beena Mistry. Location: India Tags: Birthday, Guest Artist, Art, History, Literature
>> leggi di più

Sam Selvon’s 95th Birthday ()
Sam Selvon’s 95th Birthday Date: May 20, 2018 Today we celebrate the 95th birthday of novelist, poet, and playwright, Sam Selvon. Born to humble beginnings in rural south Trinidad in 1923, his East Indian heritage and West Indian upbringing would greatly shape his future identity as a writer. Selvon started writing during his spare time while working in the oilfields, serving in the Royal Naval reserve, and writing for newspapers and literary magazines. In his early twenties, he wrote and published several short stories and poems in his native Trinidad. However, it was his move to England in 1950 which set the stage for his career to blossom. Drawing from his personal experiences as an immigrant, Selvon published his pioneering novel “The Lonely Londoners” in 1956. In it, he gave the unique Caribbean creolised English, or "nation language", a narrative voice of its own on an international stage. “The Lonely Londoners” was later followed by two more London-based novels: “Moses Ascending” (1975) and “Moses Migrating” (1983), both of which continued the saga of Caribbean immigrants and their experiences in London. Today’s Doodle by guest artist Jayesh Sivan depicts Selvon and other members of the Caribbean migrant community set against the backdrop of London, which served as the inspiration and setting for much of his works. Happy birthday, Sam Selvon! Early concepts of the doodle below Location: United Kingdom Tags: Guest Artist, Literature
>> leggi di più

Emil Berliner’s 167th Birthday ()
Emil Berliner’s 167th Birthday Date: May 20, 2018 Doodle illustrated by Barbara Ott. Early concepts and drafts of the Doodle below Location: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Serbia, Singapore Tags: Guest Artist, Birthday, Music
>> leggi di più

Celebrating Abraham Ortelius ()
Celebrating Abraham Ortelius Date: May 20, 2018 Long before we were able to map the world and put it online, Abraham Ortelius made a lasting impact by collecting the latest information from scientists, geographers, and cartographers and transforming it into what the world now knows as the modern day atlas. The atlas, titled Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World), was first published on this day in 1570 and is significant for a couple reasons. Within these pages, we see the first evidence of someone imagining continental drift - the theory that continents were joined together before drifting apart to their present day positions. Flipping through the pages, you may also notice a sea monster or two in the water - these mythical creatures were a subject of fascination in Ortelius’ generation, and often appeared alongside the ever changing landscapes of the atlas maps. As every atlas is an aggregation of many maps, Ortelius was also one of the first cartographers to consistently add sources and names to the creators of the original maps, as evidenced by the first map pictured in today’s animated Doodle. Adding his fellow scientists’ names to the atlas wasn’t just a professional courtesy -  Ortelius was known for corresponding with prominent scientists and humanists from all over Europe, a practice that yielded much insight into the great thinkers of his time. Here’s to Abraham Ortelius, whose cartographic innovation helped give all a truly global view. Location: Global Tags: Birthday, cartographer, geographer, geography, maps, atlas, cartography
>> leggi di più

Royal Wedding 2018 ()
Royal Wedding 2018 Date: May 19, 2018 The picturesque and medieval town of Windsor is steeped in history, and today it adds another joyous occasion to its book of lore — the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. If your invitation was lost in the mail, join the thousands of merrymaking royal fans who are already lining up to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds as they proceed through this quaint English town in a horse-drawn carriage, after exchanging their vows at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Today’s Doodle depicts the newlyweds waving to well-wishers, who have gathered to join in the celebrations along the Long Walk. Congratulations! Doodle by Vrinda V Zaveri Visit Google Maps to discover the route and timing of the procession to help you select a great spot and, if you’re in the area, find information about road closures to take the stress out of your journey. If you can’t make the festivities in person, check out YouTube where the ceremony will be live streamed on the Royal Family's official YouTube channel.​ Location: United Kingdom Tags: Pop Culture, Current Event, History
>> leggi di più

Celebrating Jang Yeong-sil ()
Celebrating Jang Yeong-sil Date: May 19, 2018 Location: South Korea Tags: rain, landscape, sculpture, clouds, Sciences, Technology
>> leggi di più

Alfonso Reyes’ 129th Birthday ()
Alfonso Reyes’ 129th Birthday Date: May 17, 2018 Today we wish happy birthday to Alfonso Reyes, one of Mexico’s most distinguished authors. Born in Monterrey and educated in Mexico City, Reyes studied the works of intellectuals and philosophers before deciding to pursue law. In law school, he wrote La Cena (The Supper), one of the first and most influential pieces of Mexican surrealism. Today’s Doodle puts mirror-like imagery to this tale; La Cena follows a circular narrative, where the action begins and ends at the same time. After finishing his education, Reyes went on to become a foreign diplomat in France, Spain, Argentina and Brazil. Afterwards, he settled in Spain to dedicate himself to writing and teaching, publishing essays and poetry. He specialized in Greek classic literature and introduced many of these works to Mexico upon his return. Reyes continued to write until the end of his life. His work earned him five nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Feliz cumpleaños, Alfonso Reyes! Doodle illustrated by Juan Palomino. Early drafts of the Doodle below Location: Mexico Tags: Birthday, History, Writer, Guest Artist, Literature
>> leggi di più

Norway National Day 2018 ()
Norway National Day 2018 Date: May 17, 2018 Norway’s National Day was first established in 1814 to recognize the signing of the Constitution of Norway in Eidsvoll, which made Norway an independent kingdom under Swedish rule. By the 1860s, the day had transformed from a patriotic tribute to a celebration for children, with the first barnetog (children’s parade) held in Christiania (Oslo) in 1870. Today, children across the country march with smiles and pride, the focus of an enormous celebration that brings Norwegians of all ages onto the streets. The Norwegian flag (pictured in today’s Doodle) decorates the tops and sides of buildings, while parade-goers wear red, white and blue ribbons or bunad (traditional folk garments). Music fills the air, including the songs “Norway in Red, White and Blue” and “Seventeenth of May I’m So Glad.” God syttende mai! Location: Norway Tags: Animation, National Holiday, flag
>> leggi di più

Tamara de Lempicka’s 120th Birthday ()
Tamara de Lempicka’s 120th Birthday Date: May 16, 2018 "I live life in the margins of society, and the rules of normal society don't apply to those who live on the fringe." -Tamara de Lempicka   Today’s Doodle celebrates Polish painter Tamara de Lempicka, who made a career out of subverting expectations and in doing so, developed her distinct style in the Art Deco era. Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1898, Lempicka’s love for art started at an early age. As a young child, she spent a summer in Italy with her grandmother, who inspired her love for great Italian Renaissance painters. Upon her parents divorce, she was sent to live with her wealthy aunt in Russia. It was during this time that Lempicka was exposed to the lives of nobility as well as her future husband, Tadeusz Lempicki. Shortly after their marriage, the Russian Revolution began and Lempicka, now a refugee, moved from St. Petersburg to Paris. It was there, at the height of post-cubism, where she began her formal artistic training under the influence of French painters Maurice Denis and André Lhote. Internalizing her grandiose and decorative surroundings, Lempicka went on to produce exquisite tributes to the Roaring Twenties in her own unique way, utilizing a blend of late neoclassical and refined cubist styles in her art. Her affinity for the luxurious also led her to fixate on portraits of artists, stars, and aristocrats, which coupled with her considerable charm and exotic lifestyle, lit up the art world and social circles of the period. Today’s Doodle by Doodler Matthew Cruickshank pays homage to Lempicka’s unique style. Cruickshank shares: “Few artists embodied the exuberant roaring twenties more than Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka. Her fast paced, opulent lifestyle manifests itself perfectly into the stylized Art-Deco subjects she celebrated in her paintings. I first encountered Lempicka's work at her Royal Academy show in London, 2004. I was struck by the scale and skill of her paintings coupled with her life (as colorful as her work!). I chose to place a portrait of Lempicka in my design with accompanying motifs evocative of the roaring '20s and '30s. It's no easy feat to recreate any artists work - but I hope to have done so here.” Happy 120th birthday, Tamara de Lempicka!   Early concepts of the Doodle below Location: Argentina, Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Czechia, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States Tags:
>> leggi di più

Teachers' Day 2018 (Colombia, Mexico) ()
Teachers' Day 2018 (Colombia, Mexico) Date: May 15, 2018 Location: Colombia, Mexico Tags:
>> leggi di più

Paraguay Independence Day 2018 ()
Paraguay Independence Day 2018 Date: May 15, 2018 May 15th is Independence Day in Paraguay, marking the nation’s separation from Spain in 1811. The whole country turns out to celebrate, with the biggest parade in the capital, Asunción. It’s not uncommon to see traditional straw hats, fajas (sashes), and rebozos (shawls). Family and friends gather to spend the day together, which often involves barbeques, fútbol matches, and general revelry. One traditional dish that may be served is Sopa Paraguay, which is not only named for the country, but is a special treat for many citizens. Today’s Doodle features the waving Paraguay flag, with its tri-band of red, white, and blue. There’s also something extra special to note: it’s one of the only national flags in the world with a different design on each side! The front (obverse) shows the national coat of arms, while the back (reverse) shows the seal of the treasury. ¡Feliz día de la independencia, Paraguay! Location: Paraguay Tags: National Holiday
>> leggi di più

Chote Praepan’s 111th Birthday ()
Chote Praepan’s 111th Birthday Date: May 15, 2018 Today’s Doodle celebrates Thai writer and columnist Chote Praepan (best known by his pen name “Yacob” or “Jacob”), whose works and influence significantly shaped mid-20th century Thai literature. Born in 1907 and raised in poverty, Praepan persevered against all adversity to fulfill his dream as a writer. The author of numerous novels and short stories, it was his novel Phu Chana Sibthid (The Many Who Gained Victory in Ten Directions), which catapulted him to mainstream Thai fame and success. Set in the Burmese Royal court, the eight-book tale of love and war was so popular that fans would gather outside the publishing house upon new book releases to obtain copies hot off the presses! The immensely popular series has also been adapted into film, operas, and television dramas.   Praepan also went on to be a sought-after columnist and newspaper editor, as depicted in today’s Doodle. Happy 111th birthday, “Yacob”! Early concepts of the Doodle below Location: Thailand Tags:
>> leggi di più

Maria Reiche’s 115th Birthday ()
Maria Reiche’s 115th Birthday Date: May 15, 2018 As the sun peeks over the high desert horizon in southern Peru, it illuminates a rust-colored “blackboard” scrawled with curious white lines — some perfectly straight, many with hairpin curves — that stretch for miles. Only from the air are the subjects revealed: a monkey, a spider, a hummingbird, and many more. These are the Nazca Lines, and for decades, Maria Reiche was their staunch guardian — a lone woman perched on a stepladder, bearing a sextant, compass, broom, and mathematical mind. Reiche was born in Dresden on May 15th, 1903, and went on to study mathematics, astronomy, and geography. In 1932, she was selected from a slew of applicants to take a job in Peru —  a move that would decide the course of her life. Working with historian Paul Kosok in 1941, Reiche was first introduced to the ancient figures, or geoglyphs, that stretch across the pampa. Intrigued, Reiche fully dedicated herself to the study of the mysterious white shapes. Using a measuring tape, sextant, and compass, she measured almost 1000 lines, investigating their astronomical orientation. Reiche discovered that many of the Lines function as markers for the summer solstice, and theorized their builders used the figures as an astronomical calendar. (Today, the Lines are believed to have served a more ceremonial purpose.) Upon mapping the area (with the help of the Peruvian Air Force), she discovered the figures represent 18 different kinds of animals and birds, in addition to hundreds of geometric shapes. Reiche was was also devoted to the Lines’ protection. With only a household broom, she physically shielded the figures from people and vehicles, in addition to raising money for their overall preservation. Gradually, the “woman who swept the desert” became known worldwide as the “Lady of the Lines.” Reiche’s immense dedication deeply endeared her to the people of Peru, so much that in 1992 she was granted Peruvian citizenship, and the Nazca airport is named after her. In 1995, UNESCO declared the Nazca Lines a World Heritage Site. Today’s Doodle by Guille Comin and Elda Broglio depicts the “Lady of the Lines” in her element on what would have been her 115th birthday.   Early concepts and drafts of the Doodle below   Location: Global Tags: Animation, Guest Artist, History, Sciences, Guest Artist
>> leggi di più

Celebrating Strawberry Season ()
Celebrating Strawberry Season Date: May 14, 2018 Today’s Doodle celebrates Germany’s sweetest time of year: Erdbeersaison, or strawberry season! Beginning anywhere from early to mid-May, the season is one of the first signs of summer. It’s also the only time Germans can feast on fresh local strawberries all year. Luckily, the fruit is ripe with possibilities: it’s added to jams, cakes, fruit salads, and milkshakes and can be found across the country in farmers’ markets, fruit stands, and even Berlin’s underground station. Strawberries aren’t the only food that produces a frenzy around this time of year. Seasonal eating is a way of life in Germany, with Spargelzeit, or asparagus season, topping the shopping list of beloved fruits and veggies. In today’s Doodle, guest artist Barbara Dziadosz depicts some of the many ways locals savor this season’s fruit, from strawberry picking to picnicking. Wishing you a berry happy Erdbeersaison, Germany!   Early concepts and drafts of the Doodle below       Location: Austria, Germany, Switzerland Tags: Current Event, Guest Artist
>> leggi di più

Celebrating Chantal Akerman ()
Celebrating Chantal Akerman Date: May 14, 2018 Today we celebrate the life of Chantal Akerman, a legend among feminist and avant garde filmmakers through history. Born in Brussels, Belgium in 1950, Akerman was especially close to her mother, a Holocaust survivor from Poland, who encouraged her to pursue a career. This relationship between mother and daughter, as well as the daily, intimate lives of women, greatly influenced her filmmaking. Her most well-known film, Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels), debuted on May 14, 1975 and is now considered one of the most influential pieces in feminist film. Her works brought viewers into the most intimate moments of womens’ lives, highlighting the beauty and tension women experience in the most routine chores of life. Akerman’s works have been recognized in exhibits around the world, including the Museum for Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium; MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Centre George Pompidou, in Paris. Through her movies and the conversations they began, her influence on cinema and feminism live on. Location: Belgium, Luxembourg Tags:
>> leggi di più

Mother's Day 2018 ()
Mother's Day 2018 Date: May 13, 2018 Location: Global Tags:
>> leggi di più

Teachers' Day 2018 (Puerto Rico) ()
Teachers' Day 2018 (Puerto Rico) Date: May 11, 2018 Location: Puerto Rico Tags:
>> leggi di più

Mrinalini Sarabhai’s 100th Birthday ()
Mrinalini Sarabhai’s 100th Birthday Date: May 11, 2018 Today’s Doodle celebrates Indian classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai, who quickly developed her own technique, spirit, and strength by training at a young age, studying both the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam and the classical dance-drama of Kathakali. One of the few classical dancers trained in more than one form, Sarabhai was able to quickly build a career in choreography and teaching. Despite seeing the continuous evolution of dance forms over her multi-decade career, she was inspired to choreograph more than three hundred dance dramas with a strong base of classical tradition behind them. Sarabhai hoped to share the craft with future generations, which led her and her husband to found the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in 1949. The small dance academy grew to become not only a study center for diverse art forms, but one that used the power of arts to bring about positive change to the critical issues facing society. Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Sudeepti Tucker, depicts Sarabhai with her signature parasol, standing proudly in the auditorium of that same academy where her students are dancing on stage. Happy 100th birthday, Mrinalini Sarabhai!   Early concepts of the Doodle below       Location: India Tags: Guest Artist, Birthday, Music, Art, dance
>> leggi di più

sito ufologico