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Belated Valentine's Day: Google Doodle

Happy Belated Valentine's Day everyone!

In honor of technology, I just wanted to highlight Google Doodle's 2013 Valentine's Theme interactive piece honoring George Ferris' Birthday. For more about George Ferris, skip to the bottom of the post for references about his works and his process.

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If you click on the heart-shaped button, a couple of lovers appear and the animation of the ferris wheels run, and then a storyboard is displayed of the lovers.

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In this case, an octopus courts a duck, but what is funny about this series of images is that it references the movie, Say Anything. John Cusack's character holds a boombox, and plays Peter Gabriel's song In Your Eyes:

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Here is the url so you can experience the interactive piece. Google's art team covers the design process:
http://www.google.com/doodles/valentines-day-and-george-ferris-154th-birthday

The 9 additional stories, which reference popular culture:
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More about George Ferris here. The second url covers a bit of science education:
http://www.nndb.com/people/389/000159909/

http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2013/0214/George-Ferris-s-Valentine-s-Day-gift-to-science-teachers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Gale_Ferris,_Jr.

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This is 2012 Valentine's Day Google Doodle (Tony Bennett):

Here are the list of the Top Ten Google Doodles of 2012:
http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/12/12/the-10-most-popular-google-doodles-of-2012/slide/all/

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