Studious Drift

Studious Drift

Movements and Protocols for a Postdigital Education

Peter Hyland and Tyson E. Lewis

What kind of university is possible when digital tools are not taken for granted, but hacked for a more experimental future?

98 Pages, 5 x 7 in

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Studious Drift

Movements and Protocols for a Postdigital Education

Series: Forerunners: Ideas First

Peter Hyland and Tyson E. Lewis

ISBN: 9781517913212

Publication date: April 19th, 2022

98 Pages

7 x 5

What kind of university is possible when digital tools are not taken for granted, but hacked for a more experimental future?

The global pandemic has underscored contemporary reliance on digital environments. This is particularly true among schools and universities, which, in response, shifted much of their instruction online. Because the rise of e-learning logics, ed-tech industries, and enterprise learning-management systems all threaten to further commodify and instrumentalize higher education, these technologies and platforms have to be creatively and critically struggled over. 

Studious Drift intervenes in this struggle by reviving the relationship between studying and the generative space of the studio in service of advancing educational experimentation for a world where digital tools have become a permanent part of education. Drawing on Alfred Jarry’s pataphysics, the “science of imaginary solutions,” this book reveals how the studio is a space-time machine capable of traveling beyond the limits of conventional online learning to redefine education as interdisciplinary, experimental, public study. 

Tyson E. Lewis is professor of art education in the Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. 

Peter B. Hyland is director of the Jo Ann (Jody) and Dr. Charles O. Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas.