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Will Richardson and Gary Stager, curator of DailyPapert.com, have done a great deal of work updating the collected writings of Seymour Papert.

The Papert Archives Project project is an ongoing effort to find, transcribe, preserve, and share audio and video of Dr. Papert. Dr. Cynthia Solomon, Papert’s collaborator on the creation of Logo, shares amazing old videos and papers at her site Logo Things.

Both of these sites will be merged in the near future and updated as new documents are unearthed. If you have any of the missing documents or links to them. Please email curator [at] dailypapert.com. If you have any text, audio, or video of Dr. Papert that is not listed here, please consider sharing it.

In addition to the countless articles and videos linked below, Seymour Papert was author of three seminal books on learning, teaching, and computing that are essential reading.


The Daily Papert Archive of Articles and Papers by Dr. Seymour Papert

Title

Description/Source

Year

Keynote

ICMI 17

2006

Professor Papert Discusses One Laptop Per Child Project

USINFO Webchat

2006

Afterword: After How Comes What

The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences

2006

Teaching Children Thinking *

Excerpted from The Computer in School: Tutor, Tool, Tutee (1980)

2006

You can’t think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something. *

Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education5.3

2005

Catalyzing debate about fundamental change in education

Extended Abstract Proceedings of Technology and Change in Educational Practice

2005

MSchool – Where Everything is Learned Through Music by Seymour Papert and Tod Machover * MIT Media Lab paper 2004 – 06

Climbing to Understanding: Lessons from an Experimental Learning Environment for Adjudicated Youth.

Proceedings of the International Conference on the Learning Sciences.

2004

Seymour Papert on ABC Radio – Sunday Profile

Interview

2004

Affective Learning: A Manifesto

BT Technology Journal

2004

Bode Miller

Article for the Bangor Daily News

2002

Computer as Condom

Article for the Bangor Daily News 

2002

Hard Fun

Article for the Bangor Daily News 

2002

The Turtle’s Long Slow Trip: Macro-Ecological Perspectives On Microworlds (NEW!)

Journal of Educational Computing Research27, 7-27.

2002

Project Based Learning (NEW!)

Edutopia

2001

It Takes a State

Article for the Bangor Daily News 

2001

Change and resistance to change in education. Taking a deeper look at why school hasn’t changed *

Conference presentation in Lisbon

2001

The Learning State

Article for the Bangor Daily News 

2001

Seymour Papert at Bates College

Video lecture

2000

What’s the big idea? Toward a pedagogy of idea power *

IBM Systems Journal

2000

Vision for Education: The Caperton-Papert Platform

Essay for the National Governors’ Association Annual Meeting

1999

Papert on Piaget

Time magazine special issue: “The Century’s Greatest Minds”

1999

Technology in Schools

Essay for the Milken Foundation

1999

Ghost in the Machine

ZineZone.com interview on how computers fundamentally change the way kids learn

1999

Diversity in Learning: A Vision for the New Millennium

Videotaped speech for Vice President Al Gore’s Diversity Task Force

1999

What Is Logo? And Who Needs It?

Essay from Logo Philosophy and Implementation(Logo Computer Systems)

1999

Let’s Tie the Digital Knot

TECHNOS Quarterly

1998

Does Easy Do It? Children, Games and Learning

Game Developer magazine

1998

On Generation YES and Kid Power

Video

1998

Child Power: Keys to the New Learning of the Digital Century

Videotaped speech from the 11th Colin Cherry Memorial Lecture on Communication

1998

Whose Fingers on the Button?

Essay in the UK Independent

1998

Why School Reform Is Impossible

The Journal of the Learning Sciences

1997

Looking at Technology Through School-Colored Spectacles

Logo Exchange

1997

Educational Computing: How Are We Doing?

T.H.E. Journal

1997

Computing’s Idealist

A chat with Seymour Papert, author of The Connected Family

FamilyPC Magazine

1997

School’s Out?

Interview by David S. Bennahum about how computers relate to school.

1996

An Exploration in the Space of Mathematics Educations

International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning

1996

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right, but Three Rights Do Make a Left

Excerpt from The Connected Family: Bridging the Digital Generation Gap (Longstreet Press)

1996

Learning by the Skin of His Teeth

Excerpt from The Connected Family: Bridging the Digital Generation Gap (Longstreet Press)

1996

The Wonderful Discovery of Nothing

Excerpt from The Connected Family: Bridging the Digital Generation Gap (Longstreet Press)

1996

www.ConnectedFamily.com

Website accompanying the book The Connected Family: Bridging the Digital Generation Gap(Longstreet Press)

1996

Now I Know Why We Have Nouns and Verbs

Learning story excerpted from The Connected Family (Longstreet Press)

1996

Ian’s Truck

Learning story excerpted from The Connected Family (Longstreet Press)

1996

My Learning Disability

Learning Story excerpted from The Connected Family (Longstreet Press)

1996

Computers in the Classroom: Agents of Change

The Washington Post Education Review

1996

A Word for Learning *

Excerpted from The Children’s Machine

1996

Seymour Papert:
Learning through Building and Exploring
Multimedia Today 2/95

The Parent Trap

Time magazine

1995

Technology Works Enterprises Proposal

Proposal for a program in Bucksport, Maine

1995

Technology in Schools: Local Fix or Global Transformation?

Written remarks for a U.S. House of Representatives panel on technology and education

1995

Making sense of the computer’s place in the learning environment: a historical evolutionary perspective. *

Congresso Ibero Americano de Informática na Educação. Vol. 4

1994

Closing Session 1994 NSBA T+L Conference

Video

1994

Professor Papert and His Learning Machine Profile/Interview from Education Week Teacher by David Hill

Original link

1994

Obsolete Skill Set: The Three Rs � Literacy and Letteracy in the Media Ages

Wired magazine

1993

Preface

The Children’s MachineRethinking School in the Age of the Computer  (Basic Books)

1993

Styles and Voices *

For the learning of mathematics (with Sherry Turkle) 

1993

Boston Globe Interview

Interview

1993

Inventing the Future

Education Week article about Papert

1993

Epistemological Pluralism and the Revaluation of the Concrete

Journal of Mathematical Behavior

1992

Software Design as a Learning Environment NEW!

Essay (with Idit Harel)

1991

Situating Constructionism

The first chapter in Constructionism, edited by Idit Harel and Seymour Papert (Ablex Publishing Corporation)

1991

Keynote Address

NECC 1991

1991

Computer Criticism Versus Technocentric Thinking

M.I.T. Media Lab Epistemology and Learning Memo No. 1

1990

Perestroika and Epistemological Politics

Transcript of keynote address delivered to close the World Conference on Computers in Education in Sydney, Australia – July 1990

1990

A Critique of Technocentrism in Thinking About the School of the Future

M.I.T. Media Lab Epistemology and Learning Memo No.2

1990

Epistomelogical Pluralism: Styles and Voices Within the Computer Culture *

Turkle, S., & Papert, S. (1990). Epistemological pluralism: Styles and voices within the computer culture. Signs, 128-157.

1990

Introduction: Constructionist Learning with Idit Harel.

1990

The Future of School

Discussion between Seymour Papert and Paolo Freire about the future of education

1980s

Event Programming in Logo

Speech about programming in Logo delivered to an audience of Costa Rican educators

1980s

Constructionism vs. Instructionism

Speech to an audience of educators in Japan

1980s

The Conservation of Piaget: The Computer as Grist to the Constructivist Mill NEW! Papert, S. (1988). The Conservation of Piaget: The Computer as Grist. In G. Forman  & P. B. Pufall (Eds.), Constructivism in the computer age (pp. 3-14). Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.  1988

Computer as Material: Messing About With Time

Teachers College Record

1988

One AI or Many?

Daedalus

1988

Papert’s Principle

Excerpt from The Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky (Touchstone)

1988

Lego, Logo, and Design *

Children’s Environments Quarterly

1988

Lego, Logo, and Science *

Technology and Learning

1988

Learning Media and Learning Environments

Speech delivered at the Communications Forum, MIT, 1987

1987

Just a Computer

Principal

1986

Logo as Trojan Horse: Rethinking Logo Philosophy in the Context of a Real School Experience

Logo 86 Conference, MIT

1986

Different Visions of Logo (Excerpt)

Classroom Computer Learning

1986

New Views on Logo

Electronics Learning

1986

The Next Step: Logo Writer

Classroom Computer Learning

1986

Beyond the Cognitive: The Other Face of Mathematics

Proceedings of the nineteenth international Conference for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Plenary Lectures

1986

Seymour Papert on Logo: Hurdles, Logo Grammar, 1

Video presentation

1986

Seymour Papert on Logo: Hurdles, Names and Variables, 2

Video presentation

1986

Seymour Papert on Logo: Hurdles, Images of Recursion, 3

Video presentation

1986

Different Visions of Logo

Logo in the Schools

1985

Misconceptions About Logo NEW!

Creative Computing

1984

New Theories for New Learnings

School Psychology Review

1984

Computers as Mudpie

Classroom Computer Learning

1984

Microworlds: Transforming Education *New

MIT memo

1984

Seymour Papert’s “Microworld” – An Educational Utopia

Article about Papert in Education Week

1983

Debate Grows on LOGO’s Effect on Thinking Skills Another alarmist “Logo doesn’t work” artitcle from Education Week. Discusses The Lamplighter School and Bank Street’s research. 1983

Tomorrow’s Classrooms?

Times Educational Supplement

1982

Computers and Computer Cultures

Creative Computing

1981

Society will balk, but the future may demand a computer for each child.”

Electronic Educator

1981

Seymour Papert and the LOGO Universe

Profile in Creative Computing

1981

New Cultures From New Technology” NEW!

Byte magazine

1980

Paper for the President’s Commission for a National Agenda for the ’80s

Paper for a commission formed by President Jimmy Carter

1980

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Psychology

Language and Learning: The Debate Between Jean Piaget and Noam Chomsky

1980

The Gears of My Childhood

Forward to Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (Basic Books)

1980

Redefining Childhood: The Computer Presence as an Experiment in Developmental Psychology

Paper delivered at the 8th World Computer Congress

1980

“The Mathematical Unconscious”

On Aesthetics in Science

1978

Interim Report of the LOGO Project in the Brookline Public Schools: An Assessment and Documentation of a Children’s Computer Laboratory.

NSF Report

1978

Concepts and Artificial Intelligence and Testing for Propositional Logic

Language Learning and Thought

1977

“A Learning Environment for Children”

Computers and Communications Implications for Education

1977

Artificial Intelligence, Language and the Study of Knowledge

Cogntitive Science (with Ira Goldstein)

1977

Assessment and documentation of a children’s computer laboratory. *

MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Memo No. 460 (with Daniel Watt)

1977

An Evaluative Study of Modern Technology in Education

MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Memo No. 371

1976

What Is Innate and Why

Conference on Ontogenetic and Phylogenetic Models

1976

Un Piaget ou Plusieurs?

Symposium on Genetic Epistemology

1976

“Some Poetic and Social Criteria for Education Design”

Appendix to a Proposal to the National Science Foundation

1976

A case study of a young child doing Turtle Graphics in LOGO *

MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Memo No. 375

1976

Logo Progress Report *

MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Memo No. 356

1975

Teaching Children Thinking

Journal of Structural Language

1975

Artificial Intelligence

The Condon Lectures (with Marvin Minsky)

1974

Uses of Technology to Enhance Education

MIT Artificial Intelligence Memo No. 298

1973

Proposal to ARPA for Continuation of Micro Automation Development

MIT Artificial Intelligence Memo No. 274

1973

A Computer Laboratory for Elementary Schools

Computers and Automation

1972

Teaching Children to Be Mathematicians vs. Teaching About Mathematics

International Journal of Mathematics Education and Science Technology

1972

On Making a Theorem for a Child NEW!

Proceedings of the ACM Conference

1972

Artificial Intelligence Progress Report *

MIT Artificial Intelligence Memo No. 252

1972

On Some Associative, Parallel and Analog Computations

Associative Information Techniques (with Marvin Minsky)

1971

“Non-Counting Automata”

Article (with R. McNaughton)

1971

Progress Report 1968-1969 *

MIT Artificial Intelligence Memo No. 200

1970

Twenty Things to do With a Computer *

MIT

(with Cynthia Solomon)

1970

Proposal to ARPA for Research on Artificial Intelligence at MIT, 1970-1971. *

MIT Artificial Intelligence Memo No. 185

1970

Decision Makers

Article about Seymour Papert in Computer Decisions – August 1970

 1970

Nim: A Game Playing Program

MIT Artificial Intelligence Memo No. 254

 1970

After-Dinner Address: The Fun of Failures *

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 156.2

1969

Perceptions

Book (with Marvin Minsky)

1969

Programming-Languages as a Conceptual Framework for Teaching Mathematics. Final Report on the First Fifteen Months of the LOGO Project

NSF Document

1969

Linear Separation and Learning

MIT Artificial Intelligence Memo No. 167

1968

The Artificial Intelligence of Hubert L. Dreyfus *

MIT Artificial Intelligence Memo No. 154

1968

The Syntactic Monoid of a Regular Event

Algebraic Theory of Machines (with R. McNaughton)

1968

Cybernetique et Epistemologie

Presses Universitaires de France (with G. Cellerier and G. Voyat)

1968

Le Temps et l’Epistemologie Genetique

Etudes d’ Epistemologie Genetique (with G. Voyat)

1968

Chapters in Encyclopedia de la Pleiade

Encyclopedia de la Pleiade (Gallimard)

1968

Linearly Unrecognizable Figures

Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics XIX

1967

Computer Tracking of Eye Motions *

MIT Artificial Intelligence Memo No. 123

(With Marvin Minsky)

1967

Unrecognizable Sets of Numbers

J.A.C.M. (with Marvin Minsky)

1966

Topological Events

University of Michigan Summer Conference on Theory of Automation (with R. McNaughton)

1966

Introduction

Embodiments of Mind by Warren S. McCulloch

1965

An Abstract Theory of Subspaces

Proc. Camb. Phil. Society

1964

Stereoscopic Synthesis as a Technique for Localizing Visual Mechanisms

R.L.F.

1964

Sur l’Illusion de Muller-Lyer

Annee Psychologique  (with Jean Piaget)

1964

Mathematical Appendix

The Behavioral Basis of Perception by J.B. Taylor

1963

Sur la Logique Piagetienne

Etudes D’Epistemologie Genetique

1962

Centrally Produced Visual Illusions

Nature

1961

Distorted Stereoscopic Vision

Technical Paper, National Physical Laboratory (with G.N. Seagrim)

1960

Redundancy and Linear Logical Nets

Procedures of First Bionics Symposium

1960

Which Lattices are Lattices of Open Sets

Proc. Cam. Phil. Society

1959

Lattices in Logic and Topology

Dissertation, Cambridge University

1959

Sur les Treillis Para-Topologiques

C.R. Seminaire Ehresmann (with D. Papert)

1957

A Theory of Perceptual Constancy

British Journal of Psychology (with J. G. Taylor)

1956

Sequential Convergences in Lattices

Dissertation, University of the Witwaterstrand

The Papert Archives Project project is an ongoing effort to find, transcribe, and preserve audio and video of Dr. Papert.