Seymour Papert, 88, Dies; Saw Education’s Future in Computers
By GLENN RIFKIN
Seymour Papert, a visionary educator and mathematician who well before the advent of the personal computer foresaw children using computers as instruments for learning and enhancing creativity, died on Sunday at his home in Blue Hill, Me. He was 88.
Dr. Seymour Papert with a robot, the “Logo Turtle,” for children’s play and problem-solving. He drew inspiration from Jean Piaget, the Swiss psychologist. CreditCynthia Solomon/MIT Media Lab
His death was announced by the Logo Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization that he co-founded. His wife was the Russia scholar and author Suzanne Massie,
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