This post is a bit of a grab-bag of various event-related topics.
The first one (chronologically, if not in terms of the title above) is the availability of session recordings from the recent CanBIM event: “The Future of Work: Designing Resiliency and Building Work Safety Post-COVID”.
My own session was entitled “Using Generative Design and Digital Twins to Improve Occupant Well Being”.
As it was the first session of the day – with a new web streaming platform – there were a few teething issues for the sponsor’s introduction (and the session auto-closed a little too promptly, which meant no Q&A at the end). My piece runs from around the 18 minute mark through to the end (at 50 minutes). Oh, and it seems there’s a charge of $5 CAD to stream the recorded session – I hope you don’t regret the expense if you choose to pay it. Many thanks to Dan Doherty for inviting me to present, to Laurie Elliott from RAND/IMAGINiT for introducing me, and to Tina Seifert and Curtis Baanee for providing support throughout.
The second topic is a heads-up for people regarding the online AEC Hackathon that kicks off next week. It’s running from July 6th through to July 26th, and I’ll be presenting a session on Dasher on July 21st (I’m out on vacation until the 17th, so this will give me some time to prepare it once I’m back ;-).
For more information on the Hackathon I suggest checking out Jaime’s post over on the Forge blog.
The third topic relates to Autodesk University 2020, which is online for this year. I went back and forth on what classes to submit for this year’s event, and given some uncertainty related to the work we’re doing on post-COVID return to the workplace (welcome to Research!) I decided only to submit a class on Project Dasher. It’s called “Lessons from Project Dasher: Building a Digital Twin using Forge” which should be fairly self-explanatory. I’m hopeful that we’ll have some really cool stuff to share, this year, but then I thought the same for last year (and things didn’t pan out quite as I’d hoped). There are already useful things to share, either way, so I felt this was the least uncertain path to take.
Anyway, the voting is now live for AU classes, so do go across there and share your thoughts. (I don’t see my own class listed, as yet, so this is more about sharing general feedback.)
One last topic… I’ve also been asked to talk at my first in-person event since February – Enhancing discovery and creativity with AI, organised by the Swiss Data Science Center - which is taking place in Zurich on October 1st. Assuming the health situation doesn’t change between now and then (which it may well – we’ll see).
It’ll be interesting (and possibly a little scary) to be in the same physical space with people, once again – something I didn’t really expect to happen until sometime next year – but I’m sure it’ll be fun. I’ve been asked to talk about a project done elsewhere in Autodesk Research – the A.I. chair design in conjunction with Philippe Starck and Kartell – which is already a bit of a departure from my usual topics.