Affective mechanisms for interactive environments

The proposed internship, developed between the University of Waterloo and Philip Beesley Architect Inc. (PBAI), will develop and validate prototypes for novel expressive interactive sculpture environments. The work incorporates human perceptual studies and machine learning techniques for generating models for perception and generation of affective expression within experimental architecture and installations, and systematically deriving the relationship between affect and structure. Researchers will develop design methodology and control algorithms and will produce initial prototypes of mechanisms. The design process and prototypes developed will enable PBAI to integrate new technology within new environments capable of affective communication with installation visitors.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Dana Kulic


Mohammadreza Memarian


Philip Beesley Architect Inc.


Engineering - computer / electrical


Construction and infrastructure


University of Waterloo



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