Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Dear All,

One of my favorite quotes is the quote by Albert Einstein, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." I wish every teacher and every student in this universe - from kindergarden to university - would live by this quote every day. Focusing on imagination also means focusing on creativity. And creativity, in my opinion, is the key to creating a better world.

Unfortunately, our present education system is trying to kill both imagination and creativity in the name of science and progress. Change is necessary - and some of the leading educators have meanwhile recognized the importance that creativity and imagination play today.

Please think about the topic yourself - and post links to important contributions about the importance of creativity and/or imagination. Please feel also free to comment on the topic yourself.



  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7E-aoXLZGY
    I find this kinetic typography of Stephen Fry's talk about the creative use of language very inspiring.

    John Chen

  2. Hi John, Thanks for finding this talk. It's great! g

  3. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/erik_johansson_impossible_photography.html
    Erik Johansson talks about his process of combing photographs of the same light and perspective to create realistic imaginary places or things.

    Rory Sutherland speaks about how advertising should be trying to increase the intangible value of goods rather than trying to overload the system with "new and better" things.