Cynthia Solomon: History of Logo, Marvin Lee Minsky & Seymour Papert


Dr. Cynthia Solomon and Dr. Wally Feurzig were interviewed by Dr. Celia Hoyles and Dr. Gary Stager at the Constructionism 2010 Conference, August 2010 in Paris, France.

Solomon and Feurzig represent 2/3 of the inventors of the Logo programming language, along with Dr. Seymour Papert. The presence of both of these pioneers at the same conference afforded to opportunity to capture their recollections on the record.

Cynthia Solomon Computer Enviroments dor Children

What are computers in education being used for? Cynthia Solomon takes a welcome look at the possibilities and issues of learning with and about computers in schools or in any other learning environment. Solomon focuses on the use of computers within the framework of recent innovative theories of learning and education, particularly in elementary school mathematics. She devotes an entire chapter each to the work of Patrick Suppes, Robert Davis, Tom Dwyer, and Seymour Papert.Cynthia Solomon received a doctorate in education from Harvard and has worked with Seymour Papert’s group at MIT and with the Atari Research Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.



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