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 related contributions
- 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."