MIT’s Seymour Papert Gravely Injured in Hanoi

Seymour Papert and boySeymour Papert, a professor emeritus at MIT who is one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence and an authority on how computers can help children learn, was seriously injured after being struck by a motorbike in Hanoi, where he was attending a conference.

MIT figure struck, injured in Hanoi – The Boston Globe

For nearly all of the 25 year’s I have been involved with educational technology, Seymour Papert was there. Mindstorms was the first book I read as part of my graduate degree.

For more info, I would point you to Andy Carvin’s piece, Prayers for Seymour Papert.

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Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.