This chapter is a reflection of my digital project Nation on the Move (2007), designed by Erik Loyer, one of very few digital humanities works in the field of North African and Middle Eastern studies. In this project, I used the framework of digital humanities to explore and engage the effects of sensory distance created by colonial modernity, linking the spectacle of commodity—in this case, Persian carpets—with the spectacle of labor. The digital project combines the visual and the sensory, by weaving a digital carpet, and challenges distancing and de-sensualization through haptic sensibility and kinesthetic awareness.