Healing Brain Seminar: September 1991

What’s a parent to do?

A One-Day Symposium at MIT
September 21, 1991

Sponsored by The Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge
Should you have a computer at home for your child?
What software would be best for your child?
What should you do about video games?

These and other questions will be addressed in this conference on “Kids and Computers: What’s a Parent to Do?” Leading experts in the fields of computers and education will answer parents’ questions and concerns, and parents will be able to see the newest software during a computer fair at the end of the day-long session.



Seymour Papert, the inventor of the Logo computer language and author of Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas.
Alan Kay, whom many have called the father of the personal computer, now an Apple Fellow with Apple Computer.
Sherry Turkle, professor of sociology at MIT and author of The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit, which looks at relationships that people form with computers.
Robert Tinker, Chief Science Officer at the Technical Education Research Centers in Cambridge, who specializes in the application of technology to education.
Alan November, one of the five educators nationwide chosen as the first Christa McAuliffe Educators in 1988.


Thomas Malone and Margaret Caudill for The Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge.
Thomas Malone is Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Margaret Caudill, M.D., is an internist at Deaconess Hospital, Boston, and Hitchcock Clinic, Nashua, New Hampshire, and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard.