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Softer ware - Tech and textiles at Techfestival

  • copenhagen fablab Valgårdsvej københavn Denmark (map)

Textile techniques led to the invention of the first computer. Even today, textile techniques are potent metaphors for understanding the ‘web’ and everything digital.

With this workshop, participants will be introduced to the Jacquard machine and the story of how punchcard weaving technology evolved to modern day computers. Participants will be offered a hands-on weaving demo to fully understand the connections between warp and weft and the most basic concepts running devices today (the binary system).

This workshop highlights the history of computers, the tactility of programming and last but not least sheds light on an under-appreciated connection between craft traditions and innovative technologies.

Seats are limited. Please register via Eventbrite!

This meetup is part of Techfestival. Taking place at Kødbyen and all over Copenhagen from September 5-10, Techfestival invites curious minds of all ages and backgrounds to explore how technology impacts our lives. Come join us at

Earlier Event: September 4
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Later Event: September 10
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