Published September 4, 2010
beauty , conversation , creativity
Tags: brand, Buckminster Fuller, buckyball, creativity, Fullerene, google, Google Doodle, logo
Google doodles again.
This time the Google engages a conversation to celebrate the 25 years since the discovery of the spherical compound Buckminsterfullerene, also known as a buckyball.
The eponymous brand logo features an 3D interactive buckyball in place of the second yellow “o” in Google’s logo. The buckyball spins to life from a blank white field and can be interacted with when touched with your mouse.
Learn More about Buckyballs and Buckminster Fuller.
Buckminster Fuller - Image via Wikipedia
Discover more Google Doodles and their creative use of their logos.
Update 9/4/2010 5:41pm
Google remains a leader in marketing innovation. The search engine and technology giant is continues to alter its only brand– the Google® trademark logo– to draw attention to, recognize, and celebrate other’s achievements and historic milestones. Other companies consider this a risk, or even fatal marketing or business step. However, I believe that Google realizes the power its brand has and shares that power to recognize others. The hallmark of a leader at the vanguard of social web movement.
Love when Google remixes its brand.
Google celebrates Swedish-American designer Josef Frank in their very artistic Doodle.
Published January 28, 2010
business , creativity , Innovation , Learning | Education
Tags: children, creativity, education, exercise, Innovation, internet literacy, learning, play, sports
Sometimes I think our society has come so far from darkness
to enlightenment no more Inquisition, for instance; no more
Scarlet A’s that we have come full circle and are now back
to being idiots. A case in point? This principal’s letter to parents
about why she doesn’t want kids to consider recess ”free time.”
– from Principal Declares Recess is NOT “Free Time”
Time for an Educator “time out.”
How do we prepare the brightest and most creative problem solvers of the next generation if we do not focus on their learning environment?
In a previous post I shared how one national non-profit organization was supporting structured recess and “play” at schools to improve the youth developmental environmental factors that contribute to a child’s learning success.
Unfortunately, here’s a story where a beleaguered administrator might need a time out to reflect upon what research shows works to best support a learning environment.
What’s your opinion?
Is recess and “free time” important in youth development?
What is the learning environment like at your neighborhood schools?
What is the role of recess and unstructured play time “recess” at schools near you?
Leave your comment.
A new twist on “mobile phone.” Sheep sculptures made from rotary telephones.
via Sheep sculptures made from rotary telephones on yay!everyday.