Publication/Creation Date
Alex Mayhew (creator)
Impossible Things Studio (creator)
Art Gallery Of Ontario (AGO) (contributor)
Media Type
YouTube Clip
Persuasive Intent
In ReBlink, artist Alex Mayhew transformed ten iconic pieces from the AGO's permanent collection to bring them into our contemporary digital age. Visitors can interact with Mayhew's digital art when standing in front of the original pieces at the museum gallery space. 

This app demonstrates the AR category of Display Objects. In this category, digital content is combined with material objects to function as a compositional display object. The combination of the physical and digital artifacts in this category usually results in an object that functions in a similar way to material exhibition objects. 

Read more:
Foster, Ingrid. "Tangible Objects Versus Digital Interfaces Opportunities to Harness the Potential of Augmented Reality to Interact with Photographic Collections in Museums and Archives." Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 14, no. 2 (2018): 227-42.

Ricci, Talia. "Ago's Reblink Exhibit Combines Augmented Reality and Classic Paintings." CBC News, January 5, 2018.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords

Date archived
August 21 2020
Last edited
December 8 2020
How to cite this entry
Alex Mayhew, Impossible Things Studio. (2018). "ReBlink". Fabric of Digital Life.