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Pencil vs. Pixel

By 23-09-2015

What will become of the classroom environment, now that (educational) technologies are advancing rapidly?

On invitation by art space MU and educational institute SintLucas, Studio KNOL developed a classroom experiment based on this essential debate: : ‘Pencil vs. Pixel’ – from verbal arguments to a spatial, tactile experience.

The setup: two months, 25 students, 1 teacher, 1 classroom and a tool set varying from 100% analogue to 100% virtual. The results of the experiment support the claim that technology brings about a host of possibilities, but also that analogue tools and tactility deserve a space in the future classroom.

During a post-project discussion, both the students and the teacher verbalized the need for an educational environment that is virtual yet incorporates physical, tactile experiences.

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