See what you mean blog

Virtual Magritte

Using the Unreal Engine 4 visual artist Ali Eslami has made virtual versions of the surreal paintings of Magritte. Watch the video to see Ali explore the world, and if you're not familiar with the fantastic work of Margritte head over to


London based graffiti artist INSA is known for making patterned street art which he also turns into 'gif-iti'. The process to make the animated pieces involves painting numerous layers and careful planning, examples of his gif-iti can been seen on his tumblr.

His latest piece (featured in the video above) took 4 days to complete with a team of painters and at 14,000 square meters is the worlds largest animated gif artwork. Check out the video to see how it was made.

28 months on Mars

The NY Times has a great feature on NASA’s Curiosity rover and what it has been doing on Mars for the last 833 Martian days. I especially like the map showing where the rover is located as you scroll the page - nice touch. The timeline approach works really well too, it adds a nice narrative to the piece. You can also follow the rovers progress in more detail on the Times rover tracking page.

Advent calendar

25daysof makes getting into the festive spirit easier by allowing you to create your own advent calendar. You can add images, video, a URL or some text to your own advent calendar and then share it with others. We have started making one too, so check out our advent calendar filled with festive doodles.

Console Living Room

The internet archive has a collection of vintage video game consoles and the games for it, a large amount of which are playable in the browser. So why not have a game of the Atari classic Asteroids perhaps, or maybe a Boom Zoo a Bomberman clone released on the Super A'Can?


Mapbox is an open source tool to create your own custom maps, you can show where you've been or perhaps your next adventure. The maps visuals are really customisable so you can create maps that look the way you want, even down to the typefaces used. Mapbox also features an open API so you can add extra features such as geocoding, routing and offline caching.