Pencil vs. Pixel
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.