The Intimate Study Video Catalog
Tape Format Conversion Notes:
All original recordings were made on a reel-to-reel (R2R) Sony Port-a-pac. Early consumer electronics video recorders were vulnerable to various kinds of recording failures, of which we had a share. All usable R2R recordings have now been digitized. When the Infant Peggy Study tapes were converted to VHS format, the only Intimate Study tapes converted to VHS were those marked with an “X” in the final profile series. These tapes have been digitized earlier by Bob, as well as tapes 1, and 45-48. Subsequently (~Q4, 2009) the remaining port-a-pac tapes were digitized by the video recovery services of Rick Thomas (former web-site: http://obsoletevideoservice.itgo.com/home.html, now defunct). Some tapes show difficult problems, but they are no longer completely lost in the limbo of changing technologies and deteriorating equipment. Most tapes are watchable. Some are usable for analysis, but not for show. They are in the preparation queue, but have a lower priority. Videos “unavailable” were impossible to convert from R2R sources to any format. They are lost. It was possible to create text analyses earlier, even of those videos where the recorder was droping frames, with the audio recordings made at the same time supplementing the fragmentary video record.
Videos of The Intimate Study (LC1 and LC2 both) were recorded at the MIT Logo Project in 1977. The adults interviewing Miriam and Rob were: Lab Director, Seymour Papert; Bob Lawler, father, doctoral student and Logo Research Assistant; and two Harvard doctoral students, with Laboratory experience in Piaget’s Center for Genetic Epistemology, Sheldon Wagner and Lawrence Miller. Margaret Minsky and Howard Austin occasionally played “camera man”; as did Gretchen Lawler, mother of the children.
For a TIS subset-index focused on Rob, see LC1c-video directory in LC1c-NLS.
|TIS#||Child||1977||Adult||Initial Profile: Themes||Video quality and Relevant Links||Video Links|
|01||M||4/19||Lauri|| 1-1 Correspondence,|
Conservation of Liquids
|TIS01M is good. See 1-1 Correspondence Details.|
See Class Inclusion Lauri (1)
See Conservation of Liquids.
|02||M||4/20||Bob||Review of Drawings (1)||TIS02M&03M are good. Content not analysed so far (Q3,’12)||TIS02M. (5)|
|03||M||4/20||Bob||Review of Drawings (2)||See TIS02M.|
|04||M||4/20||Seymour|| Velocity Judgments,|
Combinations (Bead Families),
| TIS04M is good. See Time and Velocities|
See Bead Families. See Object Volume.
See The Intimate Study & Papert’s Conjecture.
|05||R||4/21||Bob||Volume Judgments, Combinations||The problem with this and following recordings derived from deteriorating performance of a failing write-head in the equipment.||not available (Q3,’12).|
|06||M||4/22||Seymour||Conservation of solids||See Weight. See Displacement Volume.||usable for analysis; not useful for show.|
|07||R||4/22||Bob||Conservation of solids||TIS07R is good.||See TIS07R.|
|08||M||4/25||Bob||Picture Puzzles (1), Miriam’s approach||See text analysis Picture Puzzle Assembly, Summary.||usable; not for show.|
|09||M||4/25||Bob||Picture Puzzles (2)||usable; not for show.|
|10||M||4/26||Lauri||Backspinning||See text analysis Backspinning.||not available (Q3,’12).|
|11||M||4/26||Seymour||Combinations, Mathematical Balance||See text analysis Beam Balance||usable; not for show.|
|12||M||4/26||Seymour||Seriation in collections|| See text analysis Multiple Seriation|
See text analysis Shape Families
|usable; not for show.|
|13||M||4/28||Sheldon||Combinations seen in Constructing Tracks (1)||TIS13M is good. SeeTIS72 for second trial. For comparisons, see TIS18R and TIS70R||TIS13M. (10)|
|14||M||4/28||Sheldon||Constructing Tracks (2)||For TIS14M, see TIS13M.|
|15||M||4/29||Bob||Hanoi Tower Puzzle, Seriation||See Hanoi Tower Puzzle.||not available (Q3,’12).|
|16||M||4/29||Bob||Hanoi Tower Analog||See Hanoi Tower Analog.||not available (Q3,’12).|
|17||M||5/02||Bob||Miriam’s Past at Logo; use of Shoot|| See Miriam’s Past at Logo.|
See Numbers and Thinking.
|18||R||5/02||Bob||Combinations seen in Constructing Tracks||TIS18R is good.||See TIS18R.|
|19||R||5/13||Bob||Bending Rods: separating variables in a physical task.||TIS19R is good.||See TIS19R.|
|20||M||5/18||Bob||Bending Rods (1): separating variables.||TIS20M good. See TIS68M for second trial. For comparison see TIS19R and TIS69R. First, see text of analysis, Bending Rods.||TIS20M. (6)|
|21||M||5/18||Bob||Bending Rods (2)||See TIS20M.|
|in Computer Experience and Cognitive Development, see Published Appendices and A Cognitive Profile at 6;0.|
|Logo Sessions: See Overview.||Video quality and Relevant Links:|
to Learning Analyses
|22||MR||6/03||Goldilocks playlet: with Meg, Miriam, and Bob||TIS22M is good, but chaotic. Miriam made the script, but Meg didn’t read, and both wanted to be “Baby Bear.” See also Introducing Writing.|| TIS22M (5)|
See also TIS22R.
|23||M||6/23||27||Angles in multi-polys (MPOLY) are numbers for Pretty Designs||TIS23M is good. Working/Playing together with different objectives. See Numbers and Thinking.||TIS23M. (4)|
|24||M||6/24||28||Introduction to iteration via POLY|
Iteration with Concrete POLY
|TIS24 is good. Its focus: repetition and inner structure of a concrete procedure. See Programming and Thinking.||TIS24M. (5)|
|25||R||6/25||27-8||Angles and iteration||See Spatial Thinking.||See TIS25R.|
|26||MR||6/30||32||M: Slot Machine Mazes|
R: Introduction to DELTA
|TIS26M is good (but dark). The Hillis Slot Machine, plus keyable values, offers a genetic path to procedural knowledge for young children. See Programming and Thinking.|| TIS26M (4)|
|27||RM||6/30||32||R: Delta as a key-in variable;|
RM: playing SHOOT
TIS27M is good. Miriam plays SHOOT.
See Numbers and Thinking.
| See TIS27R.|
|28||M||7/01||33||Delta as a key-in variable||See Numbers and Thinking.||NAY (too dark)|
|29||M||7/05||34||Inputs: Keyboard and Slot Machine||TIS29M is good (a little dark). Bob “shadows” in symbols Miriam’s concrete action. See Programming and Thinking.||TIS29M. (4)|
|30||RM||7/08||36||Slot machine and Keyboard MAZES|
Robby and Miriam “Working Together”
|TIS30 is good. TIS30R A-C, Rob: slot machine & keyboard.|
TIS30RM 1-3: Rob and Miriam “working together” making mazes and pictures. See Programming and Thinking.
|31||M||8/13||48||Pretty Flower(PF) – 2||See Programming and Thinking.||usable; not for show|
|32||M||8/14||49||Pretty Flower Completion – 3||TIS32M is good (but display is dark). Debugging. See Programming and Thinking.||TIS32M. (6)|
|33||M||8/19||52||Intro: Common Logo Procedure Bugs||TIS33M is good. See Programming and Thinking.||TIS33M. (4)|
|34||M||8/20||53||Debugging, Re-introduction||TIS34M is good (a few glitches.) Solving well known procedure bugs. See Programming and Thinking.||TIS34M. (5+)|
|35||R||8/20||53||Intro to Debugging||See TIS35R.|
|36||M||8/21||54||X-Y Coordinates; PF Scale Change||TIS36M is good. See Spatial Thinking.||TIS36M. (4)|
|37||R||8/21||54||PF* N; Shapes; Fantastic session!||See TIS37R.|
|38||R||8/26||55||Shape Families; Shoot/Guidance;|
Henry Minsky’s talking Logo
| See Programming and Thinking.|
See Spatial Thinking.
|39||M||8/26||55||Multiple Descriptions; Shoot; Carrier; Jump;|
MAKEDO (Top-down structure)
|TIS39M is good. See Spatial Thinking.|
See Programming and Thinking.
|40||MR||8/29||56||M: Letter to Danny &Margaret with PF;|
R: Shape Family: 85-89
|TIS40M is good. See Introducing Writing. || TIS40M (4) |
|41||R||8/29||56||Shape Family (See TIS40R.); Scurrying turtle||See TIS41R.|
|42||R||8/30||57|| Inspi: Varying angle by Delta; |
A & B symmetrical inspis (1)
|See TIS42R. (6)|
|43||R||8/31||58.||Discoveries with A&B procedures. (2)||See TIS43R|
|44||MR||8/31||58||M: Shape families intro: first variable use of Seahorse;|
R: A & B inspis (delta=8 ) (part 1) (Inspi)
|TIS44M Not Available Yet.|
See Programming and Thinking.
| TIS44M NAY|
See TIS44R with TIS43R.
|45||M||9/03||59||Sub-Procedures. Making PERSON (1)||TIS45M is OK (background noise cliips 1-4; clip 5 is Good).|
See Programming and Thinking.
|46||MR||9/03||59||M: Sub-Procs: Making PERSON (2);|
R: INSPI: use of prime deltas
| See Programming and Thinking.|| For TIS46M, see TIS45M.|
|47||M||9/04||60||Elaborating PERSON & debugging(1of2)||TIS47M is OK (background noise). |
See Programming and Thinking.
|48||MR||9/04||60||M: Completing PERSON (2 of 2);|
R: Inspi’s from Hal’s book of examples;
M: a Little Seahorse
| See Programming and Thinking.|| For TIS48M, see TIS47M.|
See TIS48R Hal’s Book.
|49||R||9/07||61||INSPI families: wonderful work||See TIS49R.|
|50||M||9/07||61||Seahorse: ideas about variations||TIS50M is good. See Numbers and Thinking.||TIS50M. (5)|
|51||M||9/08||62||M: Seahorse discoveries;|
|TIS51M is good. See Numbers and Thinking.||TIS51M. (5)|
|52||R||9/13||64||“Shoot Final”; descriptions of the space;|
Making a sub for CARRIER
|53||M||9/13||64||Letter for Maria: a project of Miriam’s choosing||TIS53M is good (with background noise). See Introducing Writing.||TIS53M. (5)|
|54||R||9/14||65||Sub-procedures <- MAKEDO: CARRIER||reformat mp2 files or redigitize (in Q4,2012)|
|55||M||9/14||65||X-Y coordinates: Carrier; multiple Pretty Flowers||TIS55M is good (with background noise). See Spatial Thinking.||TIS55M. (5)|
|TIS#||Child||1977||VHS||Final Profile: Themes||Video quality and Relevant Links||Video Links|
|56||M||9/21||Puzzles: Miriam’s methods.||TIS56M is OK (not “good” because of high background noise level).||TIS56M. (4)|
|57||M||9/21||X|| Puzzle Finale|
Intro: Behavior Simulation
|TIS57MA is good. See clip 4 on Panel TIS56M.|
TIS57M is good. PIGLET: a scurrying turtle and the trap
| See TIS56M. |
|58||MR||9/22||X||Clay: Mixed conservation responses.|
Compare Rob’s responses.
|TIS58M is good. See TIS06M initial analyses.|
TIS58R is good. See TIS07R for initial trials.
| TIS58M (4)|
|59||M||9/25||X||Balance: a physical system with two variables.||TIS59M is good. Ten short segments. For comparison, see text analysis from TIS11M in Beam Balance.||TIS59M. (10)|
|60||R||9/28||X||Balance Experiment & Shape Families||TIS60R is good.||See TIS60R.|
|61||M||9/28||X||Class Inclusion, 1-1 Correspondence,|
|TIS61M is good, but the clips here, among the first produced, need to upgraded to standard.|| TIS61M. (4)|
|62||MR||9/29||X||Backspinning; Fermi Spool|
Compare Rob’s responses
|TIS62M is good. For comparison, see TIS62R. This is about balancing opposing forces.|| TIS62M (6)|
|63||M||10/01||X||Hanoi Tower; H.T. Analog;|
|TIS63M is good. For comparison, see TIS64R and the text analyses, Hanoi Tower Puzzle, and Hanoi Tower Analog.||TIS63M. (10)|
|64||R||10/1&8||X||Hanoi Tower; inclusion and islands||See TIS64R.|
|65||MR||10/03||X ||Physical Skills; teacher role reversal||TIS65A is good. It’s embedded in LC2a Video, whose purpose is to sketch a broader characterization of Miriam in this archive.||TIS65A. (1)|
|66||M||10/04||X||Tic tac toe and Hexapawn||TIS66M is good. See Tictactoe Vignette Collection.|
See One Child’s Learning: Tictactoe (16pp.).
See One Child’s Learning: Tictactoe (44pp.).
See Strategic Thinking.
See AI from Piagetian Constructivism
|67||R||10/04||X||Tic tac toe and Hexapawn||TIS67R is good.||See TIS67R. (3)|
|68||M||10/07||X||Bending Rods: separation of variables||TIS68M is good. See TIS20M for initial trial. For comparison, see TIS19R and TIS69R.||TIS68M. (6)|
|69||R||10/07||X||Bending Rods||TIS69R is good.||See TIS69R.|
|70||R||10/08||X||Constructing Tracks||TIS70R is good.||See TIS70R.|
|71||M||10/08||X||Class Inclusion, Volume Judgments,|
Constructing tracks (1): Combinations
|TIS71M is good. See TIS01M and TIS04M for initial trials.|
Clips D, E, F, and G begin Panel TIS72M because they start the “Constructing Tracks” experiment completed on TIS72M.
| TIS71M (3)|
|72||M||10/08||X||Constructing tracks (2)||TIS72M is good. See TIS13M for first trial. For comparison, see TIS18R and TIS70R.||TIS72M. (10)|
|73||M||10/16||X||Inspi Symmetry||TIS73M. (6)|
|74||MR||10/19||X||Robby Introduces Wumpus||digitized but NAY|
End of series