We play. We invent.

We are Paula Bontá and Brian Silverman, also known as PICO, the Playful Invention Company. Learn more about us.

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Inspired by the Logo programming language, TurtleArt is designed for children and adults to make images while exploring geometry and programming.

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OctoStudio transforms how children use mobile devices, enabling them to create their own stories and games anytime anywhere. Children can take photos and record sounds, bring them to life with coding

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A version of Scratch especially designed for children aged 5 to 7. It was developed in collaboration with the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and the DevTech Research group at Tufts U

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