1. Produce an image of you studying and/or your equipment for study. It ought to capture moments of intense study or moments of free time when playing with materials or ideas becomes possible, when the expectations for productivity and efficiency are left idle when individuals put a pause on their outcomes-based learning to take time to get lost, repeat themselves, wander, stumble upon a question when individual experiences create intellectual vertigo, and when the impulse to do busy-work is suspended unleashing another rhythm to educational life.
2. Write about what you see in the self(study)ies. What does the image reveal about the conditions that make the study possible for you as a studier? Think about contextual (time, place, objects), physical (rest, relaxation, or tension), and psychological (mood) conditions that the image reveals.
Selfies are usually personal branding or image crafting to convey the message of living up to expectations of a successful, beautiful, productive, exciting, and fulfilling life. For this protocol, we want to hack into and render inoperative the function of the selfie turning it into a self(study)ie or a self-portrait of you as a studier.
Protocol Working Group
Tyson E. Lewis, Art Education Graduate Program Coordinator and Professor, University of North Texas, United States of America
James Thurman, Metalsmithing and Jewelry Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, University of North Texas, United States of America