“Each Student Is Using A Teaching Machine”

B.F. Skinner, the famed Behaviorist who plays a central role in one of my favorite-ever New Yorker articles, Calvin Trillin’s “The Chicken Vanishes” (subscription required), is responsible for these two videos: 1) A 1954 demo of his pre-personal computer Teaching Machine, which provided automated instruction and 2) Boids playing ping pong.