Code Lantern


Our concept is a monumental mountain lion made from aluminum that is precision cut with lines of computer code. An internal lighting system illuminates the artwork creating a lantern effect. Programmable LEDs allow the lantern to change colors at night.

The design sits at the intersection of the technological and natural worlds, mirroring the qualities of the Mountain View campus. As people are drawn to the immense lion, they perceive lines of computer code that may reveal hidden messages.

Majestic, powerful, agile the Mountain Lion is an inspiring native of California. This creature personifies movement, grace and independence. They navigate enormous tracts of American wilderness and are known for being extremely adaptable, equally at home in forest, desert, jungle, or swamp. Their favorite times are dawn and dusk, the transitions in between the constants of day and night.