Wednesday, October 26, 2016

RTCEUR 2016 | BIG DATA | A Winning Combination

I am overjoyed, proud and humbled to announce that at the recent 2016 RTCEUR (Now BILT) I was voted by delegates AND other presenters as this year's winner of the 20/20 Vision Competition; a Deep Dive into Big Data in AEC.

Below is a copy of the slide deck as individual images with some of my notes... NOT that I read them during my presentation of course; I presented partially extemporaneously, though I did a fair amount of research and had multitudes of conversations on point...

Thanks to all with special gratitude for some challenges provided by Julien Benoit, as I said during my presentation you and all of our friends not only inspire me to attempt greatness but you unknowingly helped me a great deal and you are my hero(s)!

The 6 minute, 40 second petcha-kutcha style offering was entirely from the heart and as I said, no notes involved ;) AND I WON 1st place!!! WooHoo!!!

Without further ado (except to again thank everyone who was kind enough, inspired enough to vote for me ) here we go; I hope you can read between the lines and get a feel for what I was trying to get at... I do understand this may be impossible, so look for the full class next year at BILT Europe 2017.


AEC DOES NOT USE BIG DATA!!! Yet.

DIGGING IN THE DIRT | WERE TALKING BIG DATA, NOT DADA
THINK BIG, THINK LONG, THINK HARD...
THINK INFINITY-BIG,
DARPA-HARD
AND
LONG-NOW LONG.
INTENTION MOVE WITH INTENTION




THE DATA IN AEC IS NOT BIG OR BETTER YET, BIG DATA IS BARELY BEING TOUCHED BY A RARIFIED FEW AT BEST.
ALL BUILDING DATA FOR EVERY PROJECT ON EARTH IS BIG DATA. HAS ANYONE AGGREGATED THAT DATA, LET ALONE OPENED IT UP AND USED IT?
UNIVERSAL THINKING, BEYOND LOCAL AND GLOBAL, ANALOG AND DIGITAL.

THERE ARE PATTERNS WE ARE MISSING




WE NEED AN AEC DATA ANALITICS REVOLUTION | SIMILAR REASONS TO WHY WE NEED A SUBSTITUTE TELEVISION

AS AN EXAMPLE: DO YOU WANT TO BE SUSTAINABLE PLANET?
SUSTAINABILITY EXPERTS CALCULATE THAT A PLANET-WIDE SUSTAINABLE, GMO FREE, ETC. CIVILIZATION CAN MAINTAIN ABOUT 2.75 BILLION PEOPLE WHERE DO THE OTHER 4 BILLION+ GO? WE SAY WE WANT X BUT OFTEN DO NOT THINK REALISTICALLY NOR DIG DEEP ENOUGH



WHAT IS THIS?

STATIC?

NOT COMPLETELY!!!

ABOUT 1%, AS YOU MAY KNOW; IS BACKGROUND RADIATION FROM THE BIG BANG (SORRY DENIERS ;-)

PERSPECTIVE IN WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR AND WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT CAN MAKE OR BREAK A BRANCH OF DEVELOPMENT
NOT SEEING HIDDEN DATA DOES NOT MEAN IT DOESNT EXIST, NOR DOES IT NEGATE THE FAR REACHING POSSIBILITIES THEREIN



DEEPER ANALYSIS SHOWED US BIG BANG DATA

AEC IS A SCIENCE WITH OPENINGS FOR BIG THINKERS WHO CAN LOOK AT THE PAST AND PRESENT WITH A VIEW TO THE FUTURE, WITH A VIEW TO THE SPACES IN BETWEEN AND AROUND WHAT IS KNOWN

THE PATTERNS THAT EXIST, YET ARE UN STUDIED ARE THE FOCUS OF WHERE THIS RESEARCH WILL FOCUS. PATTERNS OF OPERATIONS, USABILITY, FUNCTIONALITY




MINING DATA, FARMING DATA, CREATING, NURTURING AND HARVESTING DATA. THESE ARE SOME PRIME FOCUSES AEC MUST PIONEER WITHIN OUR INDUSTRY.

WHAT DOES YOUR DATA SAY, WHAT ABOUT THEIR DATA

WHAT ARE THE DEEP QUESTIONS THE DATA IS ASKING AND NOT ASKING



PUTTING NEW AND BIG DATA IN DESIGNERS HANDS WILL BE WHAT WILL ALLOW US TO GET TO WHERE WE SAY WE WANT TO BE. ANALYTICS WILL BE KEY AND THE PROCESSES WILL BE NEW, SO GET READY ;)




IF WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE DO NOT KNOW WE CAN THEN BEGIN TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. PRESUMING KNOWLEDGE (VALID OR NOT) WILL HINDER DEVELOPMENT OF THE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN. THE BEST STARTING POINT IS OFTEN I DONT Know



DATA, BIG DATA AND POSSIBLE USES. PROBABLE QUESTIONS.
GENERATING INSIGHTS BEYOND THE STATUS QUO WITH NEW ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES TO GO ALONG WITH OUR REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGIES CAN BE BROUGHT TO BEAR TO BRING AEC TO WHERE WE SAY WE WANT IT TO GO. WE MUST BE BOLD, TAKE RISKS AND PERSEVERE 



KEEPING AN OPEN MIND THAT DATA IS NEVER FIXED POINT (THOUGH UNDERSTANDING THAT IN ORDER NOT TO BECOME PARALYZED BY THE DYNAMIC, EVER-CHANGING DATA STREAMS), WE DO USE SUPPOSED AND TEMPORARY FIXED POINTS AND PROJECTIONS, AS IF THEY WERE FACTS, TO HELP MAKE DECISIONS.



THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY MAKE DATA FACTUAL, NOR THE FACTS KNOWLEDGE, NO MATTER HOW USEFUL




THIS IS INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGING YOU RIGHT NOW (I HOPE)

PERSPECTIVE WILL DICTATE THE VIEW OF WHAT IS OR ISNT BIG AND FOR HOW LONG, ETC



THE MORE WE LEARN, THE LESS WE KNOW DUE TO ANSWERS OPEN UP EVEN LARGER QUESTIONS THIS IS THE BEAUTY OF TAKING A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH



TOLD YA ;)


WHAT IS THE DATA I AM LOOKING FOR? 

PAUL DOUGHERTY FOR INSTANCE, AND HIS SMART CITIES THINKING IS GETTING INTO TOUCHING SOME OF THE BIG DATA IN AEC AND MOST OF THE DATA IS NOT ABOUT A, E OR C EXPLICITLY.

THE BIG DATA IS IN WHOLISTIC SYSTEMS, INFRASTRUCTURES, SOCIO-ECONOMICS, SOCIETAL PATTERNS.
THE PATTERNS THAT INHABITANTS OF AN OFFICE TOWER, OF EVERY OFFICE TOWER CREATEARE THESE STUDIED BY DESIGN TEAMS? 



IF (AND I KNOW WE DO) WANT TO USE DATA, EVEN BIG DATA, DO WE KNOW WHERE TO LOOK?



HOW DO WE LOOK, WHAT THEN COMPUTER SCIENCE CAN MARRY BIG DATA TO AEC ARE WE READY? ARE WE WILLING TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE AND MAKE THE DIFFICULT DECISIONS THAT COMES WITH THE POWER THAT TRULY LEVERAGING BIG DATA CAN ACHIEVE FOR US



ARE WE WILLING TO USE SYSTEMS THAT MAY QUICKLY BECOME OUTMODED IN FAVOR OF NEW METHODOLOGIES THAT WILL REQUIRE REVOLUTIONARY-SPEED REACTIONS OR WILL WE BE MIRED IN EVOLUTIONARY-SPEED SLOW-GROWTH




WHAT IS DATA

IN BETWEEN DATA

WHAT IS IN BETWEEN DATA

THE SPACES IN BETWEEN KNOWN DATA POINTS AND DATA STORES ARE WHERE MOST BREAKTHROUGHS WILL HAPPEN. WHERE ARE WE LOOKING, WHERE ARE THE INTERESTING BIG QUESTIONS, WHAT ARE THE DEEP QUESTIONS OTHERS ARE NOT ASKING




THE MORE DATA WE HAVE TO ANALYSE THE GREATER AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE WAY THINGS TRULY ARE



BY PUSHING OUR BOUNDARIES OF WHAT IS UNDERSTOOD WE WILL SEE QUANTIFIABLE RESULTS IN THE QUALITY OF OUR DESIGNS AND THUS (HOPEFULLY, ULTIMATELY) THE WORLD AND OUR SPECIES AS A WHOLE




HIDDEN DATA IS EVERYWHERE BUT IF WE DONT LOOK FOR IT WE WILL NEVER FIND BENEFIT

HIDDEN CREATIVITY IS WHAT KEEPS DATA HIDDEN

HOW DO WE UNCOVER THE UNASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SEE WHAT WE CANNOT SEE, HOW WE CANNOT SEE? CREATIVE ANALYTICS AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD IS KEY




FLEXIBILITY OF DATA IS NOT ABOUT THE DATA, IT IS ABOUT OUR CAPACITIES TO EVALUATE AND REINVENT OURSELVES IN THE FACE OF NEW DATA

DATA FLEXIBILITY IS PERHAPS ONLY INTERPRETIVE.

OUR ABILITY TO INTERPRET DATA, MAKE PREDICTIVE ADJUSTMENTS TO PROCESSES AND TAKE DEEP CREATIVE LEAPS MAKE DATA SEEM TO BE FLEXIBLE BUT IT IS ONLY OUR USE OF DATA THAT IS TRULY FLEXIBLE. DATA IS DATA. PUTTING IT TOGETHER, THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO ANSWER.




ONE SIDE OF A SUCCESS IS ANOTHERS FAILURE

IN POKER THE RISK OF LOSS IS OFTEN MITIGATED BY CONSISTENTLY UN-EMOTIONAL PLAYING OF THE ODDS, ETC. WINNING 3 OUT OF 5 TIMES USUALLY PROVES OVERALL SUCCESS FOR INSTANCE.

DO NOT BE AFRAID TO FAIL, THAT IS WHERE THE BIGGEST BREAKTHROUGHS OFTEN RESIDE.

TAKING BOLD STEPS TO USING BIG DATA, OR ANY DATA INVOLVES RISK, BUT AS WE ALL PROBABLY KNOW; NO RISK = NO REWARD
THE ONLY POTENTIAL WE HAVE TO ACHIEVE AEC TRANSFORMATION IS TO TRAIN HARD AND ACT CREATIVLY, UNIQUELY



ONE SIDE OF A SUCCESS IS ANOTHERS FAILURE

IN POKER THE RISK OF LOSS IS OFTEN MITIGATED BY CONSISTENTLY UN-EMOTIONAL PLAYING OF THE ODDS, ETC. WINNING 3 OUT OF 5 TIMES USUALLY PROVES OVERALL SUCCESS FOR INSTANCE.

DO NOT BE AFRAID TO FAIL, THAT IS WHERE THE BIGGEST BREAKTHROUGHS OFTEN RESIDE.

TAKING BOLD STEPS TO USING BIG DATA, OR ANY DATA INVOLVES RISK, BUT AS WE ALL PROBABLY KNOW; NO RISK = NO REWARD
THE ONLY POTENTIAL WE HAVE TO ACHIEVE AEC TRANSFORMATION IS TO TRAIN HARD AND ACT CREATIVLY, UNIQUELY



DEEP DATA: DESCRIBED AS digital information that actually matters

THE FUTURE OF BIG DEEP DATA IN AEC WILL REQUIRE BREAKTHROUGHS IN TECHNOLOGY (WHICH IS A GIVEN) AND WILL ALSO REQUIRE BREAKTHROUGHS IN HUMAN TECHNOLOGIES THE DEVELOPMENT OF US, AS REASONING CREATURES TO BRING FORTH NEW MINDSETS THAT ARE AS YET UNKNOWN. ARE WE UP TO IT? I TUST WE ARE AND NOW WE JUST NEED TO GET TO WORK REVOLUTIONIZING OUR PRESENT WITH EYES TO THE FUTURE TO CREATE A BETTER CIVILIZATION THAN OUR PAST






As Plato said, "science is nothing but perception,"







THIS IS THE CASE THAT AEC IS IN NEED OF A DATA REVOLUTION. EVOLUTION IS FAR TOO SLOW FOR THE MOORES LAW WORLD WE LIVE IN. IF THE PAST IS ANY INDICATION OF THE FUTURE THEN THIS QUANTUM GROWTH IS NOT ONLY INEVITABLE BUT DESIROUS FOR THE FUTURE OF ALL PEOPLES OF THE WORLD