"You can't think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something."- Seymour Papert
Thinking about Thinking about Seymour, a day-long symposium at the MIT Media Lab, will celebrate the ideas and research of Seymour Papert, pioneer of Constructionist learning, whose thinking and projects profoundly influenced and inspired generations of children, educators, and researchers around the world.
A world-renowned mathematician, learning theorist, and educational-technology visionary, Seymour Papert delighted in his interactions with children of all ages and from all walks of life. He was among the first to understand the revolutionary potential of computers in children’s learning, recognizing that computers could be used not just to deliver information and instruction, but also to empower children to experiment, explore, and express themselves.