Looks like Google is playing with my its users again — only this time, the Doodle is very tricky.
Compared to previous Google Doodles that you can easily click the image and see the search words embedded into it, the new Google logo today, July 22, is a moving image, and deciphering it is not an easy task. Luckily, We decoded the new Google Logo and found the answer hiding inside it.
The new Google Doodle is for Alexander Calder, the American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile sculpture — so yeah, the logo today is the “mobile sculpture” that Calder invented 80 years ago. Tomorrow is Alexander Calder’s 113th birthday.
According to Calder’s Wikipedia entry, he also created paintings, lithographs, toys, tapestry, jewelry and household objects, but his mobile sculpture is his winning moment because it’s an art with a sprinkle of Physics. The Mobile Sculpture is an artwork that is using the principle of equilibrium that is allowing weighted objects hang. Objects that are in the sculpture are balancing each other to maintain their horizontal alignment.
To simplify the explanation of the Mobile Sculpture, see it as a see-saw with two or three kids playing with it. The kids are the rods, and the see-saw is the main object of the equilibrium or balance, and kids can control their weight and their place or position to maintain the horizontal or straight alignment of the see-saw.
So apparently, Google loves technology and science — and they celebrate them by using Art.