Seymour Papert passed away in July of last year, and this week I had the privilege of attending the memorial event in his honor held at the MIT Media Lab entitled Thinking about Thinking about Seymour.
Here are two videos that capture just a bit of what Nicholas Negroponte and Alan Kay had to say about Seymour.
The have also announced that Mindstorms is now available online for free!
Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (Basic Books, 1980)
Seymour may be gone, but there is still a vibrant community of his followers carrying on his work. Gary Stager and Cynthia Solomon are two of the most well known and active members. Cynthia was one of Seymour Papert’s earliest and closest collaborators, and Gary holds yearly events called Constructing Modern Knowledge.
Here are some links to Logo community resources.
Logo Things (Cynthia Solomon)
Logo Projects (Cynthia Solomon)
Cynthia Solomon (Wikipedia)
You should know Cynthia Solomon (Gary Stager)
Constructing Modern Knowledge (Gary Stager)
Logo Foundation (Michael Temple)
The Design of Technological Tools for Thinking and Learning (Uri Wilensky)
Logo Tree Project (P. Boytchev)
Finally, the exhibit on this site has been freshly updated with the above resources and more. Check it out!
Learning and Computing