Category Archives: Education


I started reading Seymour Papert’s Mindstorms, and I am struck in the first chapters how much I want to be on board with the revolution-as-seen-from-1980. You can read a bit more about Mindstorms here, and it figures prominently in both the Lego’s Mindstorms robotic toy, but also this amazing essay on learning to code. But […]

Coursera courses

I am taking two courses through Coursera now, though these are the first courses I’ve taken since, swearing off of school after finishing the PhD. I was a little bit inspired by Mitch Duneier’s description of his intro course he taught in this fashion, and I’ve been wrapping my head around what’s going on with […]