An instrument whose
    music is ideas
Smalltalk, EToys, OLPC and the idea of the
             Children’s Machine
Music is not inside the piano.
          Alan Kay
... and education is not inside the
           computer ...
In the 60’s
Jean Piaget is the great
         pioneer
   of constructivism


Human generate knowledge
 and meaning from th...
1967 : Seymourt Paper
  invent the Logo langage
  and the constructionism

Learning should be connected
        to real wo...
The Dynabook Vision


                      Alan Kay, 1968
The Dynabook Vision    SpaceWar!


                      Alan Kay, 1968
The Dynabook Vision   Collaborative
                       Wireless

                      Alan Kay, 1968
The Dynabook Vision   Programmers
                       of the game

                      Alan Kay, 1968
Moores Law:
     Hardware is no Problem!

                          (ca. 1980 it will be
                            good ...
Xerox PARC, Alto
        1973




  Bitmap Display: ca. 600x800
4Mips Microcode performance
 128-512KB RAM, 2.5MB Disk
  E...
Smalltalk 72-80
Object-
       oriented
     Programming

      Smalltalk-80


Graphical User Interface
2005
"It's an education project,
    not a laptop project."
      Nicholas negroponte
            te
100 $
Experiments with the real world
Warranty applied only if
 you disassemble the
  machine, Nicolas
    Negroponte.
Squeak EToys, 1996-now




Children’s programming and Media Environment
EToys Demo
Squeak EToys: http://www.squeakland.org/
?
Links
• Alan Kay’s research group: http://
  www.vpri.org/
• Etoys in french: http://community.ofset.org/
  index.php/Etoy...
«The best way to
predict the future
 is to invent it»,
     Alan Kay
An instrument whose music is ideas
An instrument whose music is ideas
An instrument whose music is ideas
An instrument whose music is ideas
An instrument whose music is ideas
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  • Constructivism is a psychological theory of knowledge which argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from their experiences.
    Le constructivisme est une théorie psychologique de la connaissance qui établit que les personnes génèrent de la connaissance et du sens à partir de leur expérience.
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    1. 1. An instrument whose music is ideas Smalltalk, EToys, OLPC and the idea of the Children’s Machine
    2. 2. Music is not inside the piano. Alan Kay
    3. 3. ... and education is not inside the computer ...
    4. 4. In the 60’s Jean Piaget is the great pioneer of constructivism Human generate knowledge and meaning from their experiences.
    5. 5. 1967 : Seymourt Paper invent the Logo langage and the constructionism Learning should be connected to real world
    6. 6. The Dynabook Vision Alan Kay, 1968
    7. 7. The Dynabook Vision SpaceWar! Alan Kay, 1968
    8. 8. The Dynabook Vision Collaborative Wireless Alan Kay, 1968
    9. 9. The Dynabook Vision Programmers of the game Alan Kay, 1968
    10. 10. Moores Law: Hardware is no Problem! (ca. 1980 it will be good enough) 10 years to do the software
    11. 11. Xerox PARC, Alto 1973 Bitmap Display: ca. 600x800 4Mips Microcode performance 128-512KB RAM, 2.5MB Disk Ethernet LAN, Laser printer Chuck Thacker
    12. 12. Smalltalk 72-80
    13. 13. Object- oriented Programming Smalltalk-80 Graphical User Interface
    14. 14. 2005
    15. 15. "It's an education project, not a laptop project." Nicholas negroponte te
    16. 16. 100 $
    17. 17. Experiments with the real world
    18. 18. Warranty applied only if you disassemble the machine, Nicolas Negroponte.
    19. 19. Squeak EToys, 1996-now Children’s programming and Media Environment
    20. 20. EToys Demo
    21. 21. Squeak EToys: http://www.squeakland.org/
    22. 22. ?
    23. 23. Links • Alan Kay’s research group: http:// www.vpri.org/ • Etoys in french: http://community.ofset.org/ index.php/Etoys • OLPC : http://laptop.org/ • Thanks you to Marcus Denker & Séverin Lemaignan
    24. 24. «The best way to predict the future is to invent it», Alan Kay
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