From a textile loom, to a teletype terminal, to a desktop computer, to the web; the stitches in your garment and the letters on your screen are both the result of operations executed on data.
When I first learned to code websites, I took it for granted that
displayed an image because it is a “digital photo.” When I learned Node.js, saying “use Buffer” and “create a Stream” became routine. But I never really understood what a “chunk of data” looked like.
I’d like to share my discovery process, and through some hacks and textiles give a friendly explanation about the “world of bits”.