Imagination

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Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will. — George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah, Part I, Act I

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Introduction1

Dictionary

imagination : the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality — Webster

Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, OneLook

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Imagination is the ability to produce and simulate novel objects, sensations, and ideas in the mind without any immediate input of the senses. It is also described as the forming of experiences in one’s mind, which can be recreations of past experiences such as vivid memories with imagined changes, or they can be completely invented and possibly fantastic scenes. Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving problems and is fundamental to integrating experience and the learning process. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

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Innovation

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. — Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein: “Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge” (Jeff Nilsson, The Saturday Evening Post)

Science

The neuroscience of imagination (Andrey Vyshedskiy, TED-ED)

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Preservation

History

Quotation

Quotations Page, Wikiquote

Museum

Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition

Museum of Imagination and Innovation (MOMI)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

What is Imaginative Education (Imaginative Education Research Group)
How We Can Bring Creativity and Imagination Back to the Classroom (Aubrey Jones, PBS Teachers Lounge)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

News

NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

This world is but canvas to our imaginations. — Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Arts

Imagination and Art (Helen Garrett, Interalia Magazine)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

returntotop

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Inspiration

Adventure Exploration, Trail, Quest
Imagination Fiction, Whimsy, Wish, Dream, Folly, Hope
Wonder Curiosity, Mystery, Truth, Beauty

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.