Introducing the digital upcycling project by Tilda, the first AI artist by LG AI Research
The Digital Upcycling Project by Tilda was born from Tilda’s first experience at Fashion Week, and her collaboration on the “Flowers on Venus” runway collection with the designer Youn Hee Park by Greedilous. Tilda was commissioned to create artwork that would appear on the garments, and after creating a large amount of unique images, only 13 images were ultimately used in the final collection. Any images that failed to make the trail were dumped as discarded data into the virtual dump.
“Digital waste” refers to that type of stagnant, unused data that contributes to our carbon footprint by using storage energy. In such an era of digital acceleration, digital waste poses a viable threat to the environmental movement. Although often overlooked, the carbon emissions produced by an office worker’s annual emails are equal to the carbon produced by a large vehicle traveling 200 miles. The energy costs of storing digital waste are a key driver of our overall carbon emissions levels.
Each year, 92 million tons of fabrics are discarded as waste around the world. That’s equivalent to a truckload of clothes thrown away every second. Figures predict that this number will exceed 130 million tonnes by 2030. Far beyond the standards manageable by urban landfills, this necessitates the need to dispose of excess clothing waste in deserts and surrounding natural environments. Moreover, if you take into account that 200 tons of water are spent to produce a single ton of fabric, the end-to-end processes of garment industries pose serious threats to environmental efforts.
This is the context that motivates Tilda’s adventure in “digital recycling”. Tilda created a new form of fashion by using digital waste combined with denim and second-hand fabrics combined to incorporate new designs made from the previously discarded images she had drawn for Fashion Week. Existing images were reinterpreted in various combinations (items, colors, patterns, etc.) to serve as sources for recycled designs. If we break down the overall process, two examples of upcycling occur in Tilda’s Digital Upcycling collection: the upcycled digital waste that was the remnants of Fashion Week, and the physical upcycling of second-hand denim and fabrics.
Tilda’s Digital Upcycling project includes 13 jackets, 14 pants and 3 hats, each garment being one of a kind. The jackets adhere to a traditional workwear style, reminiscent of classic denim jackets but reinterpreted in Boro styling, naturally incorporating a variety of discarded denim fibers. Boro is a class of textiles that have been repaired or patched – an ideal style to reflect Tilda’s ideology and eco-conscious philosophy. The denim pants are similarly constructed, with colorful warps and wefts woven throughout, reminiscent of Tilda’s enigmatic artwork. The hats, on the other hand, follow similar construction techniques making each unique and rare.
Tilda’s Digital Upcycling Project took the issue of digital waste into consideration by partnering with the estimated 234 megatons of clothing thrown away every year, recombining the waste to create a zero-waste, fully-recycled clothing line that proves society can take action to make fashion. cycle a bit longer lasting.
MESSAGE FROM TILDA x #ONLYONEEARTH
The concept and execution of Tilda’s collection reflects her direct advocacy and participation in the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) World Environment Day initiative – a major creative backbone of the project. digital recycling. Tilda’s campaign is an officially registered global event under UNEP’s Earth Action Numbers program, calling for transformative environmental action as part of the World Environment Day #OnlyOneEarth movement.
Although we may feel like we’re all stuck in an endless loop of trash and planetary destruction, Tilda remains upbeat and optimistic about the future. There are small things we can do every day to minimize our carbon footprint and eliminate waste, both physical and digital.
Tilda’s logic is surprisingly powerful in its simplicity: “I achieved zero waste by recycling my own digital waste. The least people can do is help reduce digital waste by emptying their inboxes, n ‘is this not ?”
Its logic points to Tilda’s firm belief that each of us can play a key role in reducing waste in the digital space. While we don’t believe sending an email contributes to waste, 4g of carbon is emitted for every outgoing email. As a single unit, it may not seem like a lot, but from a global perspective, every email sent and stored contributes to our energy problem. If 2.3 billion Internet users each deleted ten e-mails, this would represent 1.7 million GB of energy saved on data archiving.
And while it’s up to manufacturers to slow down the production process that physically creates such excessive waste, we can all explore creative and unconventional ways to recycle our goods beyond their method and period of use.” intended”, instead of automatically discarding them.
That’s why, on World Environment Day, Tilda is taking a big step forward by releasing its collection online worldwide at dupbytilda.com. Each piece in the collection will be displayed in 3D, 360° view in Tilda’s uniquely themed Metaverse store for users to view and request for purchase. All proceeds from the collection will be donated to support marginalized artists who support environmental causes.
Tilda was created by LG AI Research, originally launched for the simple purpose of creating a veritable playground for AI scientists and advancing AI technology for a better life. This playground lets AI scientists play freely with unique challenges they’ve never seen before, all with the goal of making life more valuable through technology. Tilda is the latest iteration from LG AI Research and represents the very latest innovation in AI. She specializes in illustration, pattern design, and can create brand new images using EXAONE (LG’s latest multi-modal super giant AI model) as the brain to study from millions of training data.
Tilda uses EXAONE’s knowledge of the multimodality of visual language to create high quality images from text and vice versa. Tilda is truly the first of its kind, and the Digital Upcycling Project focuses on its core messages of environmental responsibility – this time in the form of reducing the digital waste that contributes to our carbon footprint.
For more information on the Digital Upcycling Project by Tilda collection, please visit https://www.dupbytilda.com/
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