Seymour Papert's vision has helped computers become widespread in education today, and gave birth to the movement to teach children to program.
Australia is among the world's top ten users of electronic and electrical products. But our systems for recycling the resulting 'e-waste' fall a long way short of other rich nations.
Developing new technologies requires time-consuming, expensive and even dangerous experiments. But now we can carry out many experiments entirely on computers using modelling.
A bronze artefact rescued from a Greek shipwreck could hold the secrets of the universe.
Too many girls are missing out on learning IT and computer programming skills that could serve them well in the future economy.
It might not sound like the best music in the world, but Australia was the first by a matter of months at playing a tune on a computer.
A clever proces similar to Google's image search is helping to preserve some of the world's 7,000 languages that are at risk of disappearing.
Computing has been getting much smarter since the idea of artificial intelligent was first thought of 60 years ago. But are computers intelligent?
The switch from analogue to digital television transmission transformed the way audiences consume content.
A new field of research aims to deepen, and even quantify, our understanding of artistic style. We use mathematical techniques to help discover novel insights, even in well-studied paintings.
The architect's pen and paper were replaced by the mouse and monitor thanks to developments in computing. Now computers are helping create designs never thought possible before.
Millions of people die or suffer from infectious diseases each year. Computer modelling can now help simulate the impact of any spreading disease.
The greatest tool of artists is their imagination but throw in a computer and things never imagined become possible.
The brain is the most complex organ and system know to humans. It helps to create a computer model of one to find out how things work, and why things go wrong.
Human experience must remain at the heart of technological advances.
Computer modelling can help predict where a species will best survive, especially those affected by climate change.
The first in our series looking at the changes that have been made in computing and other areas in the 60 years since the first computer in an Australian university was switched on.
As more companies move towards intelligent, natural voice controlled devices, is the writing on the wall for the keyboard and mouse?
Computers are taking over our jobs, but this doesn't have to be a bad thing.
Scientists of all kinds turn to computer models to investigate questions they can't get at any other way. Here's how models work and why we can trust them.