OUR DIGITAL TWIN
To stay true to my theme I felt it was only fitting that I find the final inspiration for my thesis by looking into our mirror. A mirror in the concept isn't magical and predicts the future, it is a metaphorical mirror, a reflection of ourselves when we can look and see who we truly are as people.
Every search we make on the internet, every phone call, where we go or the money we spend we are creating data. The data we create is a mirror image of who we are as people. Our digital version of ourselves or as I like to call it our digital twin can be reflected back to us by using the process of machine learning or Ai.
A neural network is a series of algorithms that can recognize hidden patterns and correlation in raw data, classify it, and over time learn through a process that mimics the way the human brain operates.
Ai needs to make connections in our data in order to work properly and then learn how to function better as a neural network. I was able to use my “digital twin” in a process called “prompt generation”. In this process, I was able to input past works and feed them through my AI generator with a certain prompt to give new inspiration to past works
WE GROW TOGETHER
“What is it like to be a twin?” is the question you are always asked, and I frequently have difficulty answering.
I once responded, "I don't know? What is it like having brown eyes?”. One doesn’t think about the color of eyes they consciously possess, they go through their life while exhibiting that trait. That is what being a twin is like. Only having brown eyes is a characteristic you can have in common with many someones having a twin is an experience only those who have lived it know. It is a beautiful yet complex relationship. Since creation you have shared your existence with another being and how do you even describe that? In this thesis collection, I will attempt to portray what it is like to be a twin.
SOFT BODIES CONTAIN SHARP OBJECTS
Gestation is the process or period of development inside the womb between conception and birth.
Inspired by the incubation period that our bodies physically go through I focused on the physical aspect of what actually makes a twin. There is creation, cell-splitting, and flesh and bone created out of primordial goo. The idea is that we are soft-bodied but contain sharp objects.
I wanted to utilize fabrics in a way that they normally are seen. It was important the garments have a level of comfort and easily ready-to-wear elements.
To help people tell the difference between us, our mother dressed us in Pink and Purple. This is an Ai-generated color story from the photo below.