“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. (more…)
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