Jacquard Loom Panels 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 (2002)

He has always affected the way we compute, in the background. Joseph Jacquard's panels that could weave rich coloured yarn into patterned textile first displaced hundreds from their jobs as artisans, and later placed themselves at the very beginning of computing history, as examples of the first computer programs. Jacquard Loom Panels 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 reflects on the panels taken from Jacquard's machine, their own patterned surface, and their punched-card happenstance of history through its reinterpretation of woven threads into the medium they became.

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He has always affected the way we compute, in the background. Joseph Jacquard's panels that could weave rich coloured yarn into patterned textile first displaced hundreds from their jobs as artisans, and later placed themselves at the very beginning of computing history, as examples of the first computer programs. Jacquard Loom Panels 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 reflects on the panels taken from Jacquard's machine, their own patterned surface, and their punched-card happenstance of history through its reinterpretation of woven threads into the medium they became.

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