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The Papert Archives Project

Gary S. Stager, Ph.D.
Constructing Modern Knowledge
curator@dailypapert.com

The following speeches have been transcribed for the purposes of scholarship and preserving the legacy of Dr. Seymour Papert.

We are also assembling an increasingly exhaustive collection of the Seymour Papert’s published articles, interviews, and papers. This archive may be found here.

In a few cases, little known documents written by Seymour Papert and not transcribed by Gary Stager are also included. Please help identify trends, big ideas, and shareable thoughts from what you read.

Videos with Excellent audio quality will tend to have much more accurate transcripts, even if they have yet to be verified or edited.

Document

Year

Video?

Edited?

Audio quality

“Papert On Logo,” a commercial video of Papert answering teacher questions circa 1986 yes no Excellent
Papert On Logo: “New MicroWorlds – Tape 2, Teaching,” a commercial video of Papert teaching viewers how to program in LogoWriter. circa 1986 yes no Excellent
Papert excerpts from an MIT Media Lab videodisc circa 1986-87 yes no Excelllent

Keynote address – New Jersey Educational Computing Conference

1990

yes

no

Poor

Keynote address – Kids and Computer – What Do Parents Need to Know – MIT, September 1991 1991 yes no Excellent

Keynote address – New Jersey Educational Computing Conference

1992

yes

no

Poor

Keynote at National School Boards Conference

1994

yes

yes

Excellent

Logosium 1994 speech – MIT

1994

yes

In progress

Fair

Seymour Papert testifies before the US Congress 1995 yes no Excellent

American Prospect panel discussion about impact of Internet on education with Howard Gardner, Mitchel Resnick, Sherry Turkle, and Mitch Kapor

1996

yes

yes

Excellent

Learning in the Computer Age – A speech by Seymour Papert made at the 92nd Street Y.

1996

yes

no

Very Good
Bridging the Digital Generation Gap – A talk by Seymour Papert at the San Francisco Exploratorium 1996 yes no Excellent

Looking at Technology Through School Colored Spectacles from The Logo Exchange

1997

no

yes

text only

Seymour Papert on Generation YES and Kid Power

1998

yes

may need a bit of tweaking

Excellent

Keynote address at MIT Mindfest

1999

yes

yes

Fair

A keynote about online learning for a conference in Italy that Seymour didn’t attend, but sent this short video

1999

yes

yes

Excellent

Keynote at California Computing Educators Conference – Palm Springs, CA

2000

yes

yes

Fair

Keynote at American Montessori Society Conference

2000

yes

yes

Good

Papert talks about middle school mathematics education – Palm Springs, CA (Mathstar project)

2000

yes

yes

Excellent

Millennial Lecture at the Muskie Archives – Bates College, Maine

2000

yes

yes

Excellent

Seymour Papert speaks informally with audience of educators at Pepperdine University reception – Palm Springs, CA

2000

yes

no

Fair

Seymour Papert speech to civic leaders on behalf of a laptop for every child in Maine

2001

yes

yes

Excellent

Keynote at 1:1 Computing Conference – Sydney

2004

yes

May still need tweaking

Excellent

Sunday Profile with Geraldine Doogue on Australian ABC Radio

2004

no

yes

Excellent

Seymour Papert’s remarks at opening of the London Idea Lab 2004 yes May still need tweaking Excellent
Seymour Papert on “Mathland” from the Squeakers DVD early 2000s yes yes Excellent
Squeakfest 2006 keynote (audio only) 2006 no Need a volunteer to transcribe this speech. Good

Afterword: After How Comes What

From: Papert, S. (2006). Afterword: After how comes what. The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2006

no

yes

Text only

State Department Online Conversation about One Laptop Per Child

2006

no

yes

Text only

Keynote address at ICMI 17 Conference  in Hanoi, Vietnam

2006

no

yes

Text only

Speech at American Educational Research Association in San Diego

2002
approx

yes

yes

Good

Math and Logo Lecture at the University of Maine

2006
approx

yes

yes

Good

Seymour Papert Interview – One Laptop per Child (OLPC) 2006 approx yes yes Excellent

Seymour Papert at the 2006 COSN Conference

2006

yes

not transcribed yet

Fair