ReBlink up for Webby award!

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Friday, April 6, 2018

The app that brings art to life is in the running for a prestigious Webby award in the category Best Use of Augmented Reality. Designed by digital artist and faculty member Alex Mayhew with the participation of OCAD U alumni, ReBlink is an augmented reality experience. The app is currently available to experience the AGO in new ways: Visitors use their device’s camera to unlock Mayhew’s modern twists on historical works of art from the gallery’s Canadian and European Collections.

The app invites visitors to look at paintings such as Evisceration of a Roebuck with a Portrait of a Married Couple, Drawing Lots and Marchesa Casati through his unique 21st century lens. By looking at a selected work using a smartphone or tablet, visitors will see something unexpected – the painting’s subjects coming alive, reflecting a vision of our daily reality in the 21st century.

Vote for ReBlink online, voting closes April 20.

Creative Director and Concept
Alex Mayhew (OCAD U faculty member)

Developer and technical artist
Hector Centeno (OCAD U alum)

Lead Production Artist
Saffron BOldUc-Chiong (OCAD U alum)

Production Artist
Emma Burkeitt (OCAD U alum)

3D Art
David Mc Kenna
Yifat Shaik (OCAD U alum)

Max Mezzowave
Christian Chuquihuara

Creative & Business Consultant
Ian Kelso


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Older man looking at a painting

OCAD University showcases Virtual Reality at VRTO 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00am to Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

OCAD University students and faculty are showcasing their work in virtual reality and augmented reality at VRTO 2017, with workshops, keynotes, and experiences in virtual and augmented reality, spanning the breath of technology and techniques that have contributed to the success of virtual and mixed reality technologies today.

OCAD U staff and students receive a discount of 45% off when they use the code OCAD2017 on Eventbrite.

President, Dr. Sarah Diamond will be delivering the keynote address.

OCAD U participants:

  • Michael Page will be speaking about Holography, and showing some of his work in the Multimodal Experience Pavilion
  • Alex Mayhew is showcasing his AR work in the Multimodal Experience Pavilion
  • Claire Brunet will be speaking about her work on 3D scanning, and demonstrating in the Innovation Room.
  • Hector Centeno Garcia will demonstrate spatial audio and physical interactions in a virtual reality
  • Fasun Uzun is showing her short film experience in VR.

Date: June 25th and 26th

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily.



Venue & Address: 
Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould St., Toronto, Ontario