The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination

Resurfacing important matters regarding imagination is exactly what we’re all about at Imagination Matters, and this inspiring commencement speech, originally posted on Havard Magazine.com from none other than J.K. Rowling at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association on “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination” is simply magic… please do…

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Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement and is what sets us apart from the rest of life on earth.
Sir Ken Robinson, iOi Patron

The Power of Outrospection

A strong message from Roman Krznaric for those that haven’t had the pleasure of seeing it on ‘The Power of Outrospection’. We need to imagine our lives in someone elses shoes in order to live a full life. Through imagining how someone else lives their lives, society can be transformed and become more empathetic to…

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See New York’s Central Park with a difference thanks to artist’s imagination

If you were to think of iconic spaces around the world, chances are your mind would quickly think of Central Park. And now, the world renowned park has been reimagined virtually thanks to artist Dionisio Gonzalez. Taken from a brilliant showcase article on the Independent.ie site, we hope you enjoy these futuristic sculptures and redesigns.…

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There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

American artist Tom Bob is running loose in the streets of New York, and let’s hope nobody catches him. Using street “furniture” like poles or electrical terminals, Tom creates colorful and whimsical pieces that interact with their surroundings. From turning a sewer into a frying pan, to transforming gas meters into quirky lobsters, Tom Bob…

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... in an age where anyone can produce anything anywhere through 3D printing, where anyone can broadcast their performance globally or sell to China whatever the size of their business, there is an opportunity for mass employment through mass creativity.
Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, Roscoe Lecture (2016)