Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Seymour Papert
Born: February 29, 1928, in Pretoria, South Africa
Death: July 31, 2016 (Age: 88)
- Computer scientist, MIT mathematician and educator.
- One of the pioneers of artificial intelligence.
- Inventor of the Logo programming language.
- The Connected Family: Bridging the Digital Generation Gap (1996).
- The Children's Machine: Rethinking School in the Age of the Computer (1993).
- Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (1980).
- Counter-free automata (1971).
- Perceptrons (1969).
Honors and awards
- Smithsonian Award from Computerworld (1997).
- Software Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (1994).
- Marconi International fellowship (1981).
- Guggenheim fellowship (1980).
- Called by Marvin Minsky "the greatest living mathematics educator."
"The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge."