Interactive Book Club

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
by kgalvin

Mindstorms by Seymour PapertCST partnered up with P5js for an interactive online book club which met weekly in July and August. While reading Mindstorms by Seymour Papert, readers were so passionate about the reading material that they made it their own by creating responses like blog posts and web interactives. Participants from all over the world included a wide mix of professional backgrounds including artists, activists, educators, coders, creative technologists, linguists, scientists, etc. One participant wrote:

"...there really is nothing more satisfying than digging into a book with people who are just as excited about it as you are. Add to that the creative response prompts and things get really interesting. Points of view become not just verbal, but visual which creates a whole other dimension for conversation.

See participant responses and reactions on Twitter and a blog maintained by graduate student, Lian Zhu.