2019 Cultural Residency Goes To BitterSuite’s The Firebird Lab

We’re so excited to bring you the news that the first performance-based Cultural Residency at the Imagination Lab, the Institute of Imagination’s events space, will be BitterSuite‘s project, The Firebird Lab. The residency explores our Imagination Matters theme Empathy and will be series of multi-sensory workshops exploring the theme, using Stravinsky’s The Firebird as a…

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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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