Mar 16, 2009

Empowering Imagination

I got this through Twitter (user @unmarketing) and I believe is a very simple -but effective way- of showing how much you can do with "nothing"..., or almost nothing. The same 3 pieces of Lego and a bit of imagination ended up building 47 different things!

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Seems like an exercise to give to kids and adults alike. If I were still teaching at the University I would try this as an exercise as it seems like a great way to make people realize not only the incredible power of imagination but also that you can do a lot with few resources. Not always "more is better" specially when it comes to imagination!


Mariana Soffer said...

I love your proposal.
The Brain is Real Simple (Learn Hw to Knit One at Home in Your Spare Time!)

Anonymous said...

Nice example. I love this exercise, and I will try it in the classroom. The formal tool to get at this approach is called Subtraction. It is a simple but effective at making people realize they can do much with less.