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The Interactive Book Club

During the month of July, p5.js’ diversity initiative and The Council on Science and Technology (Princeton University) are collaborating on an “Interactive Book Club”. For it’s inaugural month we’ll be reading the computer education classic “Mindstorms” by Seymour Papert.

Published in 1980, Mindstorms outlines Papert's ideas on how computers can help unlock people's ability to learn through play. Papert believed that transformative power of computers lay not in their ability to deliver information, but instead in helping people fall in love with ideas by providing new models and frameworks for thinking.

Each week we’ll read a couple of chapters and respond to a prompt. Participants can respond through any medium they’d like but it is encouraged to take advantage of the weekly challenges to learn p5.js or brush up your skills. This project is open to the public and a google hangout link will be provided for our weekly meetings!