ARVIBE started as a Dean’s Teaching Fund project to help students understand the built environment through enhanced visualization and exemplifies how Big Data is generated and manipulated. Using coloured LEDs to illuminate campus buildings, a wide variety of data streams can be visualized, highlighting key information to communicate building performance and campus sustainability strategies.
The campus model and structure was designed and constructed by Architectural Science Students using Ryerson’s digital fabrication facilities within the DAS and Ryerson Library’s Isaac Olowolafe Jr DME Lab, providing an experiential learning opportunity to undergraduate students.
The installation of ARVIBE in the SLC supports Ryerson’s hosting of the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The model’s functionality has been expanded to act as a community engagement and wayfinding tool for Ryerson students, staff and guests during and after the conference.