Google Takes You 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea for Jules Verne’s 183rd Birthday

Jules Verne's 183rd Birthday by Google

I’m always happily surprised by Google and when they change their logo to reflect a day in history. Oftentimes they come up with something rather clever but I think today’s design takes he cake. In honor of Jules Verne’s 183rd birthday they’ve turned the logo into an undersea adventure that you get to control by the lever on the right.

What’s even more cool though is if you have a Macbook and use Chrome as your browser, you can control your descent with your computer. The animation is controlled by the computers accelerometer, allowing you to deep dive and swim back and forth simply by shifting your laptop around. Such a great idea done so well.


February 8, 2011