Seymour Papert Obituary (1928 – 2016)

Daily Papert curator, Gary Stager, was invited to write the official obituary for Dr. Papert in the 15 September 2016 issue of prestigious journal, Science.

You may read the article here. PDF here.


A celebration of Papert’s life was convened at MIT on January 26, 2017. Video of the presentations may be found by clicking the image above.

The following is a collection of obituaries and press pieces about Seymour Papert, following his death. Thanks to Paulo Blikstein for collecting these links.

The Forward obituary includes fascinating information about Papert’s life as an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa.