The PENELOPE project builds on the hypothesis that there was a significant but tacit contribution of textile technology involved in the advent of science in ancient Greece. The philosopher and sociologist of science Bruno Latour recently claimed that technologies require an original mode of existence that accounts for their particular form of detour. We propose the technological labyrinth of threads in weaving as a paradigm for this mode. In contrast to the well-known but insufficient idea of hylemorphism (a form/idea applied to matter) we suggest the concept of histomorphism (pointing to histos, the loom in Greek) that enables to describe the integration of various levels and elements that are included in each and every technology, especially the digital ones. For more information, visit our Blog at penelope.hypotheses.org.