Weaving 2004 – 2008

Visualization and Design: Jenny E. Sabin

As one traces the technological and cultural history of weaving, a link is revealed between the punch card technologies used to automate the Jacquard looms of the mechanical age and the early binary systems used for computation in the first computers. This link is rooted in the binary patterning system of warp and weft; its configuration is the weave. This relationship is important to architecture now because it links the digital with the material through a systemic binary patterning system that can engage a hybrid textile tectonic capable of driving flows within smooth space.