rita j king

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first intro’d to Rita at bif 6 [business innovation factory]..

rita at bif 6


post jan 2014:

rita post on linked in

The only thing stronger than your imagination is your imagination connected to the billions of other imaginations all over the world, connected to smart machines that continue to get smarter, faster.

Over time, with the support of many different people and organizations, the Imagination Age crystallized. My practice is now headquartered in Manhattan, at Science House. I’m currently writing a book about the arc of this journey, which continues to grow by the day.


science house:

science house


The world’s most strategic business teams creatively use our space, ideas and network  to take their plans to the next level. Clients include IBM, Google, Facebook, the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Arup, the American Museum of Natural History, Fox Searchlight and many more. Science House is directed by founder James Jorasch, an entrepreneur and inventor named on nearly 600 patents, and EVP for Business Development Rita J. King. Every event and engagement is customized to match the needs of each client. All clients are building the future of the world we’d like to inhabit through use of bold, visionary strategies that are half math and half imagination.


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friday, december 24, 2010

rita king

creative flow in groups
check out 3:40 – make loveland.com[more here: http://www.theimaginationage.net/2010/03/welcome-to-loveland.html
and check out this –about our loveland
often on the internet what is missing is a feeling of serendipity – a lot of the places we locate show who we already are
we need to marry great engineering with great creativityRita’s site: levelingup.com also check this via Ron Garan

tuesday, december 27, 2011


foto via tweet from ritajking

We need applied imagination now, more than ever.
I was recently captivated by the term “The Imagination Age” – I should have known that it came from @RitaJKingbit.ly/2zeDJEF
Imagination sounds fluffy, but in this context, it isn’t. It’s how our brains create a path from where we are to where we want to be, despite roadblocks, nebulous areas and unexpected events.

While I love to daydream and let my mind wander, that’s not what the Imagination Age is about. It’s about pragmatic ways to have a real impact and to stick with it even when it’s hard

begs gershenfeld sel

We have a long, hard road ahead, now that we have the technology and power to shape reality in ways that were not possible before. The only thing we can do is take one step at a time, over and over and over, and with each step go further, together.

and/or.. we can leap..

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way


Singularity Hub (@singularityhub) tweeted at 8:11 AM – 19 Nov 2017 :

How Technology Is Leading Us Into the Imagination Age https://t.co/Ymvaah09wO (http://twitter.com/singularityhub/status/932265010809720833?s=17)

Initially coined by Rita J. King, the imagination age is a theoretical period beyond the information age where creativity and imagination will become the primary creators of economic value. This is driven by technological trends like virtual reality and the rise of digital platforms like YouTube, all of which increase demand for user-generated content and creativity. It is also driven by automation, which will take away a lot of monotonous and routine jobs, leaving more higher-ordered and creative jobs.

from link to imagination age in wikipedia:

  • Economy dominated by knowledge workers using computer and other electronic devices in sectors like research, finance, consulting, information technology and other services.

? not sure we need ie: finance.. ? seems unimaginative.. no?

“In the imagination age, we can collectively imagine and create the future we want to inhabit before we lose that chance,” says Rita. “This isn’t just about generating utopian visions to make ourselves feel better about the challenges we face. We can rapidly prototype and test ideas to alter our systems and lives.”

rest of article.. on ie: imagination not being innate.. leading into need to change ed.. ugh

i don’t really care about naming/labeling/categorizing ages or whatever.. but i think we might miss the opportunity we’re finding ourselves in right now (things are bad.. world is sick.. we have a means to leap to a nother way – an way of equity).. if we look at a means to economic value.. i think our focus should be on waking ourselves up.. healing ourselves.. back to that innate nature of curiosity..

so.. whether we want to call it the curiosity age.. or the imagination age (sans econ value ness).. with cure ios city being the means to get there.. i’m thinking curiosity is a more present concept.. toward rev of everyday life.. today.. now..

imagination: the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses…the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful

curiosity: a strong desire to know or learn something

april 2018
rita on saul’s podcast
in applied imagination there are fantasizers and followers
at core of applied imagination .. purpose
people have to be creative as to how to serve customers..
? maybe that’s a goal that won’t get us to your promise to that little girl..
ie: perhaps work as solving other people’s problems.. is stifling/killing us big time..

imagining where you want to go..  key is to be very pragmatic.. and letting go.. no more clinging

incentive structures have to change

when it comes to imagination.. org trying to be less hierarchical are going to be better off




day 1

session 1:

rita j king @RitaJKing

i’m here to advocate for taking a breath.. we need to slow down.. for the sake of thinking.. using our imaginations…

at science house.. working at the intersection of humanity and tech.. a strange intersection to be at at this point in human history..t

mufleh humanity law: we have seen advances in every aspect of our lives except our humanity – Luma Mufleh

tech as it could be..

on expecting to leap from industrial to intelligence era.. but it requires a lot of training..t

perhaps intelligence isn’t our (humanity’s) thing/focus.. let’s leap to curiosity (and/or imagination) where there’s no need for training/prep.. et al

in intelligence era it’s not so easy to understand things we’re creating.. ie: data, insights from data, algos, machine learning, ai, i prefer applied imagination..t

i’m thinking augmenting interconnectedness..

perhaps we go w self-talk as data

i invented transition from industrial to intelligence era.. i call it the imagination age

try to assess and re prioritize.. requires huge amt of energy.. and our brains are kind of lazy.. they want to save energy.. so have to work extra hard to thrive in this period.. we have to work harder.. but can’t work faster.. the only option we have now is to get smarter.. and we can only do that together.. we need to learn to collab differently..t

what we need most is the energy of 7bn alive people.. that comes from curiosity (imagination)

main skill in imagination age is applied imagination.. 2 extremes – fantasizers to followers.. inbetween we have a slider.. and that slider is imagination.. how do you come up w ideas.. how do you know if you’re coming up w right questions..

how do you know what to focus on.. i find myself focusing more on architecture.. software architects are really helping me understand architecture.. (seeing invisible foundations)

imagine 2 convers.. as infra

architecture has to do w everything we do

architecture of meetings.. we put politics before purpose

or maybe we disengage from meetings.. and/or.. see purpose as meeting up about daily curiosity

come at it from the most elegant angle.. (soul cello).. to free the sound.. as we collab w our own creations.. we could approach it in a robotic way.. but other times we ourselves become omni directional machines.. body becomes series of springs..

rowson mechanical law


We should stop thinking of AI as “artificial intelligence” and start thinking of it as “applied imagination.” This article is filled with reasons why I call this period the Imagination Age. We need to get much better at solving problems faster. https://t.co/jNyTtfJvmt
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/RitaJKing/status/1317823301230657542

@techreview (mit): If we had machines that could think like us or better, then maybe we’d stand a better chance at solving the world’s biggest problems. That’s been the guiding vision of AI research since the earliest days—and remains its most divisive idea.

perhaps it’s less about thinking/solving/applying .. and more about curiosity.. and imagination.. aka: alive people (what the world needs most is the energy of 8b alive people).. that would make problems irrelevant rather than ‘solving problems faster’

thinking applied imagination.. and esp curiosity.. not suited for computers anyway.. should be a sign for us.. they are beyond computer/programmable capability.. because they are unpredictable/entropic .. et al..

perhaps ai could be the objective/non-judgmental bit.. in augmenting interconnectedness