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The English word “text” comes from the Latin textus, which means weaving, texture, knitting, fabric, and a line or straight line. Línon in Greek, λίνον, meaning linen thread, string, drawing, line, order, genealogy, course, direction, corresponding to linea, line, ligne in other Indio-European languages is the foundation of texts and textiles. The same word is also a sibling of the word teχnē τεχνη, which would later be opened up to meanings such as technique, art, science, and technology. The texts and textiles emerge from the same source. In the seminar, we will travel through texts, weavings, and techne on a path that extends to space elevators and Heidegger within this framework.

Text / Textile / Techne