“Anxiety is the price we pay for an ability to imagine the future. That’s what anxiety is, an imagination of a future that hasn’t happened yet, but that you are concerned with, worried about, dreading, and so on.” Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety art by @aishwaryasadasivan […]
The imagination is a scratchpad where the mind is free to fill the blank page with whatever ideas — both real and unreal — it can conjure. Invention makes it rounds in the head, a collection of stills manufactured to inspire even more wonder. One of the hardest parts about growing up is coping with […]
Wonder sits at the intersection of science and art. Combining the two disciplines is what fueled Leonard Da Vinci’s creative genius. The imagination needs time to daydream and gather string, letting the unconscious connect the dots between disparate things. Said author Walter Isaacson on the artist in his new book Leonardo da Vinci, “procrastinating like […]
“Think of technology as a verb, not a noun. It provides the tools, creative people provide imagination.” — Red Burns, RIP And her sage advice.
“Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will get you everywhere.” — Albert Einstein
“Anything you can imagine probably is doable. You just have to imagine it and work on it.” — Larry Page, ‘The Untold Story’
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” — Mark Twain
The first thing people do when encountering something new is seek identification. People are always on a need to know basis. But as soon as people know, they just as quickly forget. We only remember that which is immediately useful; otherwise everything is just a generality (e.g. “That guy,” “it,” or “that thing”). The mind […]
“What is the use of a book without pictures?” — – “Alice in Wonderland,” Lewis Carroll Sam Sacks looks at the history of illustrated novels, and urges their revival: http://nyr.kr/13ttzsy (via newyorker) Mixed media or “transmedia” is entertaining but distracting and provides too many answers that predetermine the imagination.