We’ve been moving things around at Spacelab this past week, and in the process, we created a textiles room and a digital fabrication room.
Giving clearer context to where things can be found is important for navigation. Drawing lines that are too strong can be problematic, too, as you end up creating silos that prevent seeing clear connections between things.
The first computer program written, by many accounts, was for a loom.
There are advantages to having an area where textiles things happen, and an area where digital things happen, but hopefully people will see the hidden connections between the two, even though they’re in separate spaces.