Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful IdeasPaperback
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- Publisher: PERSEUS BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 252 pages
- Dimensions: 126mm x 198mm x 20mm | 299g
- Publication date: 3 August 1993
- Publication City/Country: Reading, MA
- ISBN 10: 0465046746
- ISBN 13: 9780465046744
- Edition: 2
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised ed.
- Illustrations note: index
- Sales rank: 70,661
Mindstorms has two central themes: that children can learn to use computers in a masterful way and that learning to use computers can change the way they learn everything else. Even outside the classroom, Papert had a vision that the computer could be used just as casually and as personally for a diversity of purposes throughout a person's entire life. Seymour Papert makes the point that in classrooms saturated with technology there is actually more socialization and that the technology often contributes to greater interaction among students and among students and instructors.
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Seymour Papert is Lego Professor of Mathematics and Education at MIT, where he is also co-founder of the artificial intelligence and media laboratories.