The Blank Canvas

Boo Aguilar


The Blank Canvas directs immersion inwards using virtual reality, augmenting awareness of the microscopic worlds inside each of us and the science that is changing them today. It has been shown at Cannes Film Festival, Vision Summit, VR Sci Fest, and the World Economic Forum.

This is the first episode of The Blank Canvas, a VR platform that showcases the future of science and scientific communication. So many of the brilliant contemporary innovations in science are lost to the general public because they happen at scales so small we can barely comprehend them. The Blank Canvas leverages the power of immersive technologies  to make these ideas come to life in macro planetary scale, explaining themes like DNA editing, hacked viruses, and CRISPR. We build collaborations between scientists and engineers for accurate, inspirational science storytelling that turns textbooks into experience. 

The Blank Canvas was showcased at the World Economic Forum by HTC Vive within the VR/AR for Impact showcase, along with another Fluid Interfaces VR project, Tree.  It is available for download, for free, on the Steam store here.

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#virtual reality