“Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.”
-Patricia A McKillip-
Imagination allows us to feel, see and experience beyond our actual reality. It can be a source of joy and inspiration, terror and anguish and everything in between.
What is happening in our brains when we imagine? What is the relationship between imagination and creativity? And what is the use of imagination to humans?
This episode we share some radio plays produced by students at Footscray Primary School in Victoria. These plays were developed as part of the Paper Fire Project in collaboration with SYN Radio and 100 Story Building. We also hear from Dr Joel Pearson, a Neuropsychologist at UNSW and an expert in imagination and mental imagery. Plus you’ll hear Henry & Zoe, a fictional story produced by Pip Rasmussen and Keelin Murphy.
This episode was been produced by Tess Lawley of the ATB Melbourne Collective.
*Thanks to the students of Footscray Primary School, 100 Story Building, SYN Radio, Dr Joel Pearson, Pip Rasmussen and Keelin Murphy.
And congratulations to our radio makers at Footscray Primary School for their inspiring and imaginative work. We look forward to hearing more of your stories on air!
Music Credits: Eliza’s Aria (Wild Swans) by Elena-Kats Chernin (performed by Sydney Philharmonia Choir & Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Pure Imagination (from the soundtrack of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley and Phaedra (1974) by Tangerine Dreams.
Picture Credits: Ash Of Spades
Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally
Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester
Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez