Fourth Year ID Students Take 1st Place in IBM iX & Adobe Creative Jam

 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

BeeLeaf: A Greener Tomorrow
Jaywhy Kim, Thomas Kim, Sam Chaaya, Greg Moung Geon Choi

The global climate strike of 2019 demonstrated that there is a shared awareness and desire to
reverse the effects on climate change. How can technology be used to harness this desire for
measureable improvements? What if there was a way to seamlessly quantify the environmental
impact of our consumption? How can we incentivize people to make more sustainable choices?
BeeLeaf utilizes emerging and existing technology to empower users to see the impact of their
everyday consumption to encourage and reward greener choices.

We understand that while people want to make and support green initiatives it can be hard to
find the time to research available options and alternatives. BeeLeaf makes this easy and
seamless for its users by analyzing the metadata from their day-to-day transactions from linked
banking/credit accounts.

With the emergence of 5G technology, banking/purchase can be embedded with additional
metadata such as the individual purchase lines of each transaction, tracked all the way to the
source. BeeLeaf’s access to this information allows it to provide greater context to each
transaction’s environmental impact through analysis of pre-existing data sets on related
environmental statistics such as industrial waste by-products from a cotton t-shirt.

Machine Learning allows BeeLeaf to provide its users with targeted recommendations based on
their transactional record. BeeLeaf’s User Experience was designed to be enhanced as Artificial
Intelligence technology becomes more refined. The 5G speeds will allow Artificial Intelligence to
be applied through an individualized ranking system and individualized standards because a
mother of six is going to have different consumption patterns than a 20-year-old college
student. AI technology will also allow BeeLeaf to anticipate its users’ behaviors to make specific
recommendations targeted to their interests (determined by spend history) as well as
predictions based on past user behaviors.

BeeLeaf highlights the importance of utilizing emerging technology for forward thinking
solutions, such as the implementation of Blockchain for logistics that allow for better tracking of
materials in a production supply chain. 5G network can allow for this extensive data to be
embedded into commercial and individual transactional receipts.

We only have 24 hours in a day. Sometimes the bad decisions seem like the only option or the
only convenient option. BeeLeaf believes that by leveraging data and informing its users that
we can change what is perceived to be convenient. A green lifestyle doesn’t need to be a new
lifestyle or a different lifestyle for individuals. It’s about improving our decision making through
technologically enhanced tools in an ever more connected world.

City MOGULS is a unique event that celebrates Toronto's entrepreneurs in an unforgettable fashion show to raise money for Canadian charities. This year we are proud to be supporting Covenant House Toronto.  The event is Thursday, November 7th at The Toronto Event Centre and we are looking for volunteers! This will be an amazing opportunity to meet people from all different industries in Toronto, as well as be a part of an amazing charity event. If any students are interested in this opportunity, please fill out THIS google form no later than Monday October 21st. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Victoria Marshman at victoria@citymoguls.com or visit www.citymoguls.com for more information.   
Onomatopee - Diagrams-of-Power-Cover
Please see below for full details. 
Left: Eryn Loughheed illustration. Right: Owen Marshall stop sign work. Images Courtesy of the Artists.
These eight emerging bookmakers, photographers, publishers, printmakers and ephemera-enthusiasts will showcase and market their editioned prints, books, or other artworks to a growing audience of over 10,000 artists, curators, collectors, and book-lovers.
Artist Luke Parnell working at rooftop studio, Guanajuato, Mexico
Luke Parnell, Assistant Professor at OCAD University’s Faculty of Art, is taking part as a resident artist at the 2019 Festival Internacional Cervantino  ̶  one of the largest arts festivals in the world. As this year's guest country at the festival, Canada will feature its vibrant and diverse arts sector on the stages and streets of Guanajuato, Mexico. As a resident artist, Parnell is working in a rooftop studio, with the backdrop of Guanajuato, October 13 to 19, 2019.
Dr. Caroline Langill, Vice-President, Academic & Provost, OCAD University, joined higher education and Indigenous leaders at the fifth annual Building Reconciliation Forum held last week at Algoma University – the only university in Canada located on the site of a former residential school.   Jointly hosted by Algoma University, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Nipissing University, Cape Breton University and the University of Northern British Columbia, the forum brought together more than 250 participants including university and Indigenous community leaders, Elders, residential school survivors, partners and students from across the country.I n advance of the fifth anniversary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the forum offered participants a valuable opportunity to exchange ideas and share best practices on how to advance reconciliation through higher education and support the healing journey. 
Konstanz Workshop & Lecture
TITLE: ILLOKONSTANZ VOL 01 VENUE: Kulturzentrum, Konstanz, Germany DATES:  October 14 - 19 OCADU Professors Gary Taxali will be exhibiting work and presenting a lecture/workshop along with illustrators Greg Mably (OCADU Professor), Thilo Rothacker, Ellen Weinstein, Marc Burckhardt, and Thomas Fuchs.  
Anson Liaw - Blame It On Me
OCADU Instructor Anson Liaw has been named 1 of 50 winning artists selected by CIRCLE QUARTERLY ART REVIEW magazine.  His artwork will be featured for publication in print and online for the Fall 2019 issue of CIRCLE QUARTERLY ART REVIEW.  Three of his illustration images were selected as winning images and will be featured along with a short artist statement sharing his perspectives.  The Titles of  three illustration images (see below) are:  Title: Blame It On Me Title: Slim Pickings Title: Born Evil
Onomatopee - Diagrams-of-Power-Cover
Edited by Patricio Dávila, and designed by Ali Qadeer and Patricia Pastén  
Thursday, October 3, 2019

BeeLeaf: A Greener Tomorrow
Jaywhy Kim, Thomas Kim, Sam Chaaya, Greg Moung Geon Choi

The global climate strike of 2019 demonstrated that there is a shared awareness and desire to
reverse the effects on climate change. How can technology be used to harness this desire for
measureable improvements? What if there was a way to seamlessly quantify the environmental
impact of our consumption? How can we incentivize people to make more sustainable choices?
BeeLeaf utilizes emerging and existing technology to empower users to see the impact of their
everyday consumption to encourage and reward greener choices.

We understand that while people want to make and support green initiatives it can be hard to
find the time to research available options and alternatives. BeeLeaf makes this easy and
seamless for its users by analyzing the metadata from their day-to-day transactions from linked
banking/credit accounts.

With the emergence of 5G technology, banking/purchase can be embedded with additional
metadata such as the individual purchase lines of each transaction, tracked all the way to the
source. BeeLeaf’s access to this information allows it to provide greater context to each
transaction’s environmental impact through analysis of pre-existing data sets on related
environmental statistics such as industrial waste by-products from a cotton t-shirt.

Machine Learning allows BeeLeaf to provide its users with targeted recommendations based on
their transactional record. BeeLeaf’s User Experience was designed to be enhanced as Artificial
Intelligence technology becomes more refined. The 5G speeds will allow Artificial Intelligence to
be applied through an individualized ranking system and individualized standards because a
mother of six is going to have different consumption patterns than a 20-year-old college
student. AI technology will also allow BeeLeaf to anticipate its users’ behaviors to make specific
recommendations targeted to their interests (determined by spend history) as well as
predictions based on past user behaviors.

BeeLeaf highlights the importance of utilizing emerging technology for forward thinking
solutions, such as the implementation of Blockchain for logistics that allow for better tracking of
materials in a production supply chain. 5G network can allow for this extensive data to be
embedded into commercial and individual transactional receipts.

We only have 24 hours in a day. Sometimes the bad decisions seem like the only option or the
only convenient option. BeeLeaf believes that by leveraging data and informing its users that
we can change what is perceived to be convenient. A green lifestyle doesn’t need to be a new
lifestyle or a different lifestyle for individuals. It’s about improving our decision making through
technologically enhanced tools in an ever more connected world.