Completed Works By Seymour Papert

Seymour Papert is the inventor of Logo and according to Marvin Minksy, another MIT titan of Artificial Intelligence, Papert is “the greatest living mathematics educator.”

Here’s the wiki intro:

Seymour Papert (born February 29, 1928 in Pretoria, South Africa) is an MIT mathematician, computer scientist, and educator. He is one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, as well as an inventor of the Logo programming language.

via Wikipedia entry for Seymour Papert

Here’s a list of his completed works from Papert’s website and is a great resource for understanding how to translate these concepts for children.

Title Description/Source Year
“Bode Miller” Article for the Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine) 2002
“Computer as Condom” Article for the Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine) 2002
“Hard Fun” Article for the Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine) 2002
“It Takes a State” Article for the Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine) 2001
“The Learning State” Article for the Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine) 2001
“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
“Ghost in the Machine” 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
“Let’s Tie the Digital Knot” TECHNOS Quarterly 1998
“Does Easy Do It? Children, Games and Learning” Game Developer magazine 1998
“What Is Logo? And Who Needs It?” Essay from Logo Philosophy and Implementation (Logo Computer Systems) 1999
“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
“Child Power: Keys to the New Learning of the Digital Century” Videotaped speech from the 11th Colin Cherry Memorial Lecture on Communication 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
“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 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 exerpted from The Connected Family (Longstreet Press) 1996
“Computers in the Classroom: Agents of Change” The Washington Post Education Review 1996
“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
“Obsolete Skill Set: The Three Rs — Literacy and Letteracy in the Media Ages” Wired magazine 1993
“Preface” The Children’s Machine: Rethinking School in the Age of the Computer  (Basic Books) 1993
“Epistemological Pluralism and the Revaluation of the Concrete” Journal of Mathematical Behavior 1992
“Perestroika and Epistemological Politics” Essay 1991
“Software Design as a Learning Environment” Essay (with Idit Harel) 1991
“Situating Constructionism” The first chapter in Constructionism, edited by Idit Harel and Seymour Papert (Ablex Publishing Corporation) 1991
“Computer Criticism Versus Technocentric Thinking” M.I.T. Media Lab Epistemology and Learning Memo No. 1 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
“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
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
“Learning Media and Learning Environments” Speech delivered at the Communications Forum, MIT, 1987 1987
“Just a Computer” Principal 1986
“Different Visions of Logo” 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
“Misconceptions About Logo” Creative Computing 1984
“New Theories for New Learnings” School Psychology Review 1984
“Computers as Mudpie” Classroom Computer Learning 1984
“Microworlds: Transforming Education” MIT memo 1984
“Tomorrow’s Classrooms?” Times Educational Supplement 1982
“Computers and Computer Cultures” Creative Computing 1981
“New Cultures From New Technology” 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
“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 Knowlwedge” Cogntitive Science (with Ira Goldstein) 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
“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
“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
“Making a Theorem for a Child” Proceedings of the ACM Conference 1972
“On Some Associative, Parallel and Analog Computations” Associative Information Techniques (with Marvin Minsky) 1971
“Non-Counting Automata” Article (with R. McNaughton) 1971
Perceptrons Book (with Marvin Minsky) 1969
“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
“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 1952