Learning to Change the World
Date and Time
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Akamai CRCThe Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall Square T stop and other public transportation. Metered parking is normally available near the location.
Walter Bender discusses the One Laptop Per Child program
Join us as Walter Bender presents “Learning to Change the World:
How the Technology and Culture of Free Software Can Fuel a Learning
Revolution One Teacher and One Child at a Time.”
Walter Bender is founder and executive director of Sugar Labs. Sugar
Labs is a member project of the non-profit foundation Software Freedom
Conservancy. Sugar Labs develops educational software used by more
than three-million children in more than forty countries.
In 2006, Bender co-founded the One Laptop per Child, a non-profit
association with Nicholas Negroponte and Seymour Papert. As director
of the MIT Media Laboratory, Bender led a team of researchers in
fields as varied as tangible media to affective computing to lifelong
kindergarten. In 1992, Bender founded the MIT News in the Future
consortium, which launched the era of digital news.