Imagination as a Dynamic and Positive Force

The vital role of the imagination has been recognized by some geniuses who transformed the course of history, such as Albert Einstein, who said that “imagination is more important than knowledge.” Since the recognition of his genius, the act of imagining began to be considered in relation to human accomplishments. Nothing is better than imagining, especially with the support of a scientist interested in this subject. Imagination is related to many creative realizations that fall into the category of innovation. However, the perception of this process happens in the mental universe and, in an empirical way, through the realization of what was imagined.

The universe of imagination is in the dimension of ideas. Thus, given the phenomenon of the power to imagine in contemporary society, it becomes necessary to reflect on the human being’s participation in the perception and conception of what is real through their traditional and innovative representations. Moreover, images are present everywhere and represent reality. However, this reality is conditioned by the current technology, in the form of innovations, inventions, and creations that make it possible to foresee the consequences of that which can be imagined. In this situation, the image has been the main product or technique utilized to develop and transform processes. Thus, the production and idolatry of images do not negate that reality is the imagination of everything that can be represented or produced, probably by technological evolution.

The arguments mentioned earlier notwithstanding, evolution does not seem to follow a probable direction. The innovative results of the imagination of great discoverers never cease to indicate this fact to us. However, unpredictability can also be an idea twisted by the imagination that feeds the illusion. In short, the recognition of imagination as a dynamic and positive force of evolution depends on geniuses and time.

Christiane Wagner is a professor, researcher, writer, editor, artist, architect designer, and Editor-in-Chief, founder, and creative director of Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, who is internationally known for her research on aesthetics, sciences of art, architecture, design, and science of communication.