Imagination Film Festival
- Imagining the Future of UUism
As part of the First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor 150th anniversary year, UU leaders from around the country gathered to imagine the future of the UU movement and how UU congregations can boldly go into the dawning future.
- Taking Imagination Seriously: The Artistry of Janet Echelman
- TED Talk – Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self
- The Good Ancestor – The Legacies We Leave
On what happens when short-term thinking dominates our imaginations…
January is the Month of IMAGINATION
Reflect on IMAGINATION
- What do you think Albert Einstein meant by “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
- How do you use your imagination to enhance reality? How do you use it to flee from reality?
- Have you become more or less imaginative with age? How so?
- What is the opposite of imagination?
- Buried in its roots, imagination carries the Proto-Indo-European root aim meaning “to copy” through the Latin root imitari meaning “to picture” There is a sense of imagination not being real, but a copy. An improved copy, a possible copy, a representation of what could be. Or, as Baldwin suggests, perhaps “imagination is the real life” which creates the exterior world.
- Our imagination flies — we are its shadow on the earth.” – Vladimir Nabokov
- “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
- “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” – Robert Fulghum
- Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
- Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Children and Youth IMAGINATION Bookshelf
- The Everything Seed by Carole Martignacco (Author), Joy Troyer (Illustrator) – picture book
- I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ill. By Kadir Nelson – picture book
- A great list of picture books with the theme imagination: https://bookroo.com/books/topics/imagination/
- Inkheart by Cornelia Funke – Young Adult novel
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson – Young Reader nove