Lincoln Center Institute Is on Twitter

A quick announcement for readers of Imagination Now: Lincoln Center Institute (LCI) is now on Twitter as LCInstitute. This is another highly useful way to interact with LCI online. Follow us to keep up with our efforts to promote imagination, creativity, and innovation in education and society, and to stay informed about relevant news from around the world. We look forward to meeting you, and conversing with you (in 140 characters or less), on Twitter!

Ten Innovators to Follow on Twitter

For this installment in the Twitter series I have identified ten individuals who actively apply their imagination and creativity to change our world through development of innovative products and initiatives. Why do I call them innovators instead of inventors? By using the word “innovation” I hope to convey that they are pioneers in their field. Each has built upon existing principles and ideas to create something so different that it can be considered truly “new.” Innovation happens in all areas, sometimes with a small step and in other instances through a giant leap. The following individuals are all on Twitter sharing their journey in 140 words or less. Could you have guessed that someone would develop a process to “grow” clothes from bacterial culture? I didn’t. Take a look below for some more surprising work in range of industries. Continue reading

Ten Creative Doers to Follow on Twitter

We are entering an age when creativity will become increasingly important. Our world is transformed by those who can turn great ideas into real, tangible products and initiatives. Applying imaginative thinking skills to create something new is no small task, but there are quite a few people who do it over and over again, tapping into their creative potential. In the second installment of the 10 Twitterers series, I have identified ten individuals who actively apply their imaginations to create something. These “creative doers” aren’t only the typically thought of visual artists. These creators range from filmmakers to fundraisers to industrial designers, illustrating that the creative capacity manifests itself in many different forms. Unifying the group is their Twitter participation, documenting and sharing their creative journeys in 140 words or less. Go ahead and read their posts, it might provide some insight into their creative process and hopefully it will inspire you to unleash your own creativity. Continue reading

Ten Imaginative Thinkers to Follow on Twitter

“What is the root of creativity and how can we unlock the power of imaginative thinking?” Here at Lincoln Center Institute we think about this question quite often. We turn to books and Web resources to gain insight into the subject, with authors discussing the latest theories in cognition, creative problem solving, and intrinsic motivation. After compiling a list of some of our favorite authors I noticed that quite a few of them are actually talking about this subject on a daily basis. So I have put together a list of these authors who are exploring the concept of imaginative thinking in their work—and in their lives—and posting about it on Twitter.

Twitter is a valuable tool that should not be overlooked! This social network creates communities through shared interests, and can help you connect with people and exchange ideas instantaneously. So take a glimpse at some of these imaginative thinkers and see what they are up to, what is inspiring them, and what they have to say at this very moment. I have also included a recommended book by each author, in case you wish to explore their theories in more detail. Continue reading