Computer as Condom

Computer as Condom by Seymour Papert
In this 2002 article published on the Bangor Dayly News, Professor Seymour Papert discusses with a certain humor how to teach best. He draws from a lesson on “teaching as creative problem solving” he was given by a Thai man who (successfully) teaches villagers in remote areas to use condoms. PapertHe compares this man’s “lesson” to a regular sex education class and adds that the method itself is

about opening minds to learning everything.

Papert is famous wordlwide as a researcher and expert in applications of technology to education. He is also a “mathematician and is a cofounder with Marvin Minsky of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT and a founding faculty member of the MIT Media Lab, where he continues to work. Papert collaborated for many years with Jean Piaget at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.” (From

About Antonio Vantaggiato

Professor, web2.0 enthusiast, and didactic chef.
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