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Imagination pictures is a game company that creates,
produces and distributes interactive entertainment.
It has developed socially interactive games across a
number of formats including traditional games and puzzles,
DVD and mobile.
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THE imagination is the Archimedean lever which moves
the universe; and this statement, bold as it may seem,
is not the opinion of one alone. The world's greatest
thinkers, from the time of Plato down to the present
day, testify to its truth-a truth, however, which is
not so well understood as it should be.
THE USE OF PICTURES
To the undeveloped mind,
the earliest appeal comes from pictures, which convey
the imagination of another in a concrete form rather
than from words which are necessarily less definite
in their expression. This is why children turn instinctively
to books with many pictures, and from the pictures to
the text, rather than from the text to the pictures.
They can understand the picture more readily than the
text, and it is the natural characteristic of the mind
to adopt the easiest means of gaining the information
which it seeks.
It follows, then, that
the pictures which a child sees are among the earliest
formative influences on the growing imagination. The
story of Sir Galahad, for example, means far less to
a child who has never seen the picture than it does
to the boy or girl who remembers the noble head of the
white horse, and the boyish face of the knight. It is
possible to describe the armor of a knight with care
and detail, and have it mean not a single thing to the
child, whereas even a poor picture suggests and explains
completely. This was the psychology behind the constant
attempts of men to represent their divinities, which
have led to the marvelous succession of Greek marbles,
and to the no less remarkable Christian Madonnas.
The earliest possible
cultivation of the imagination, there-fore, begins with
the choice of pictures which, by their suggested action,
their coloring, their detail, excite interest and curiosity.
On these as a basis a mother may open up to her child
great spaces of intellectual interest, and may lay the
foundation for permanent interests. She must not only
be sure that the child is amply provided with pictures,
but that its questions are answered as they occur, and
that its attention is called to the essential elements
of the work. Fortunately, there are many famous pictures
which deal with subjects that occur constantly in a
child's daily and imaginative life, and which may be
used to stimulate that life.
As a child grows older,
it can be taught to look more and more closely at the
genuine artistic values which a picture displays, and
be taught to discriminate between the true and false
forms of art. Now is the time to call its attention
to the composition and design of the pictures which
have already made their appeal to its interest, and
to show the innumerable ways in which the artist's skill
is exhibited. It is surprising how even a young child
will perceive the essential merits and defects of a
picture, if it has no perverted judgments to begin with.
One of the favorite forms
in which imagination may be directly stimulated is that
of inventing a story to fit a picture. I remember the
delight of an eight-year-old over a story built around
a sombre etching of moorland and wintry evening, which
suggested mainly a mood and an atmosphere. This is,
indeed, the central aim of the largest part of modern
art, the suggestion of thoughts and fancies which take
their point of departure from the picture, though not
necessarily related to it.
"Awaken your senses,
that ye may the better judge," was the saying of a famous
philosopher, and the doctrine applies particularly to
the use of pictures in the education of children. For
pictures are primarily an appeal to the sensuous side
of human nature, with their delight in form and color,
and their joy in the harmony and beauty of the world.
It is of vital importance that the child learn all this,
and learn it early so that it may abide with him throughout
his life. Moreover, the appreciation and understanding
of beautiful things shuts out the baser sides of life,
and acts as a barrier between the soul and the grosser
wickedness of the world. The love of beauty, while it
is not the only positive cure or preventive of foul-mindedness,
is nevertheless a strong influence against it.