I’m very excited that our partners at The Bentway have announced the upcoming exhibition they’re hosting that will showcase work being done by Autodesk Research. Here is some information on The Bentway from their web-site:
Anchored under Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway and guiding its complex future, The Bentway is a growing public space, and much more. We are a new type of civic organization: a not-for-profit, powered by vital partnerships with the City of Toronto, residents, supporters, artists, city-builders, and dreamers. The Bentway is a creative catalyst rooted in experimentation, leading a creative movement to re-imagine the opportunities of urban spaces.
We’ve been running “walkshops” at The Bentway during the summer using technology integrated into a helmet (alongside a mobile phone) to capture the experience people have when using the space.
Photo © Bon Aseniero.
This feeds into our efforts on human-centric building design, as capturing data on the human experience of architectural (and in this case urban) spaces is an important component of our work.
Photo © Bon Aseniero.
The exhibition where we’ll present the results of this effort is called From Steps to Stories and will run from November 4th-9th 2023 at The Bentway Studio on Fort York Boulevard in Toronto. There’s also a special opening night on November 3rd where you can meet members of the Autodesk Research team who have worked on the project. It’s free to attend, you just need to RSVP.
Photo © Jeffrey Beardall.
I’ll be sharing more information about this exhibition in due course, but in the meantime here’s a sneak peek of the kind of graphics you can expect to see. (The visuals I’ve seen that we’re expecting to include in the final exhibit are amazing - I’m really looking forward to taking the experience exploration system for a spin!)
If you’re not going to be in Toronto during this period - but are planning on attending Autodesk University 2023 in Las Vegas - then you will also be able to visit a version of the exhibit there.
And not only that, we’re planning on bringing a number of our data capture helmets along to Vegas, and will be working closely with the AU team to capture data on people's experience in the expo hall. It should be a lot of fun!