AIMADETHIS focuses on the line between computer creation and human invention. Yasmeen uses a General Adversarial Network to train her model on hundreds of human made textile patterns, from common plaids to handmade patterns, as it eventually learns how to make its own. The results are the patterns printed on fabric used to make clothing which surrounds Yasmeen in her daily life. Yasmeen uses her experience in fashion as well as her Muslim and black identities to create pieces out of natural fibers which benefit and represent her background.
With a strong background in computer science and a love for design, Yasmeen Collins uses her coding skills to create computer-generated art and explore the translation of computer to human language. She is inspired mainly by her upbringing and the world she witnesses around her -- with common themes of accessibility within technology, race, and gender. As a mixed, Muslim woman, a large portion of Yasmeen's work focuses on intersectional identities.
After her Abuelita immigrated to New York to work in the garment district, Yasmeen has formed a strong relationship with textile and the language of fabric craftsmanship. Pairing her artistic family background with a career in Machine Learning, Yasmeen has created a skill set that brings the logic of code and artificial intelligence into her own system of generative art-making.