Empathy

Through imagination we can put ourselves into the minds of others, imagining things from their perspective and considering how our actions may impact upon them. We can do this not just with those around us but can imagine ourselves into the past and the future and to the other side of the world. Technology is…

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iOi’s 2019 Cultural Residency – Applications Now Open

Exciting news about our 2019 Cultural Residency, exploring the Imagination Matters theme – Empathy. Each year here at the Institute of Imagination we run a residency inspired by one of our Imagination Matters themes. Through our Imagination Lab in Lambeth, the residencies deliver collaborative, interdisciplinary projects with visitors. Following 2018’s Places to Imagine residency and the wonderful…

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Virtual Reality May Boost Empathy More Than Other Media

While we must take the implications of technological advancement seriously, we can still get excited about the possible benefits. By its very definition, empathy is about putting oneself in another’s shoes, so what better than virtual reality, “the ultimate empathy machine”? In this article from Futurity, Alex Shashkevich, Stanford University, is exploring new research into how technology…

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An Exclusive Look At Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell’s New Book, Art Matters

Imagination Matters is proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with award-winning author Neil Gaiman, and Waterstones Children’s Laureate for 2015-2017 Chris Riddell, to celebrate their new work, Art Matters. Read on for an exclusive preview and your chance to win a copy of the book. “We have an obligation to imagine” Art Matters by Neil Gaiman Art Matters…

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The Art Of Scientific Investigation: How Intuition And The Imagination Fuel Scientific Discovery And Creativity

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of embracing doubt in order to solve problems creatively, but what is actually happening when we let ourselves be open to ideas? Brain Pickings, from writer and MIT fellow, Maria Popova, looks at “what matters in the world and why”. Her ethos is based on combining to create…

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