Multimedia

The Papert Archives Project

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

The following speeches, interviews, and panel discussion 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 print 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.

Cynthia Solomon’s web site also contains vintage video from the 1970s that may be of interest.

Document

Year

Video?

Edited?

Audio quality

Talking Turtle,” a BBC documentary about Seymour Papert, Logo and learning.1983yesnot yet transcribedExcellent
Seymour Papert on Logo: New Mindstorms Tape 1 – Resonances in these four commercial videos, Seymour Papert speaks with teachers about his powerful ideas.1986yesnoExcellent
Seymour Papert on Logo: New Mindstorms Tape 2 – Teaching1986yesnoExcellent
Seymour Papert on Logo: New Mindstorms Tape 3 – Thinking 1986yesnoExcellent
Seymour Papert on Logo: New Mindstorms Tape 4 – Styles 1986yesnoExcellent
Seymour Papert On Logo: Hurdles – Tape 1 – Grammar commercial videos of Papert teaching Logo programming1986yesnoExcellent
Seymour Papert On Logo: Hurdles – Tape 2 – Names and Variables1986yesnoExcellent
Seymour Papert On Logo: Hurdles – Tape 3 – Images of Recursion1986yesnoExcellent
Seymour Papert On Logo: Hurdles – Tape 4 – Digging Deeper 1986yesnoExcellent
LogoWriter Tape 1
Seymour Papert teaches viewers to program in LogoWriter
1986yesnoExcellent
LogoWriter Tape 21986yesnoExcellent
Papert excerpts from an MIT Media Lab videodisccirca 1986-87yesnoExcelllent
The Future of School, a conversation between Paulo Freire and Seymour Papertlate 1980syesyesExcelllent
Seymour Papert’s address upon being endowed as the LEGO Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab1989yesnoExcellent

Keynote address – New Jersey Educational Computing Conference

1990 yes no

Poor

Keynote address – Kids and Computer – What’s a Parent to Do? – MIT, September 19911991yesnoExcellent

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 1995yesnoExcellent

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 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

1996 yes no Very Good
Bridging the Digital Generation Gap – A talk by Seymour Papert at the San Francisco Exploratorium1996yesnoExcellent

Looking at Technology Through School Colored Spectacles from The Logo Exchange

1997 no yes

text only

Seymour Papert on Generation YES and Kid Power

1998yes may need a bit of tweaking

Excellent

Keynote address at MIT Mindfest

1999yes yes

Fair

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

1999yes yes

Excellent

Keynote at California Computing Educators Conference – Palm Springs, CA

2000yes yes

Fair

Keynote at American Montessori Society Conference

2000yes yes

Good

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

2000yes yes

Excellent

Millennial Lecture at the Muskie Archives – Bates College, Maine

2000yes yes

Excellent

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

2000yes no

Fair

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

2001yes yes

Excellent

Seymour Papert on “Mathland” from the Squeakers DVD2002yesyesExcellent
Seymour Papert Interview (unused outtakes from the Squeakers DVD)2002yesnoExcelllent

Keynote at 1:1 Computing Conference – Sydney

2004yes May still need tweaking

Excellent

Sunday Profile with Geraldine Doogue on Australian ABC Radio

2004no yes

Excellent

Seymour Papert’s remarks at opening of the London Idea Lab2004yesxxxxMay still need tweaking Excellent
Squeakfest 2006 keynote (audio only)2006noNeed a volunteer to transcribe this speech.Good

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 approxyesyesExcellent

Seymour Papert at the 2006 COSN Conference

2006 yes not transcribed yet

Fair

Logo History Interview with Wally Feurzig, Cynthia Solomon, Celia Hoyles, and Gary Stager

Papert not included

2010 yes not transcribed yet

Excellent

MIT Media Lab Panel discussion
Learning from Seymour Papert with Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, Mitchel Resnick, and Marvin Minsky

Papert not included

2014 yes not transcribed yet

Excellent