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Children's Machine Exhibit VCF East

Remember turtles? This exhibit features a collection of rare hardware and software that embodies Seymour Papert’s constructionist learning theory as he set forth in Mindstorms and other works. The collection includes numerous fun toys like a Roamer, and TI-99 Sprite Logo system, crickets and multiple vintage Lego/Logo systems. All items in the exhibit are functioning and available for interaction. 1

Exhibit Notes
1 Hopper, M.E. (2014, April). Children’s Machines [Exhibit]. Vintage Computer Festival East 9.1, Wall, NJ.

This exhibit was shown at Vintage Computing Festival East 9.1 (2014), and it consisted of a sample of artifacts from the New Media Museum’s Learning and Computing Collection which includes many versions of the Logo Programming Language as well as an extensive archive of related documentation and other historical materials.