June 27, 2016

Our worldbuilding workshop at 826 Valencia has wrapped up, and in a mere number of hours a world is born

June 2, 2016

The first day of our collaborative worldbuilding workshop at 826 Valencia went down this week.

June 2, 2016

The class is full!! Here’s a massive thanks to 826 Valencia for making this possible and Michele Root-Bernstein, author of Inventing Imaginary Worlds.

January 11, 2016

Codes and Cipher’s were on Meredith’s mind in fourth grade. If you’re not sure what those are, think of Turing cracking the enigma code.

December 14, 2015

From Youwarkee's imaginary world, - meet the neederander

December 4, 2015

At first glance, the planet Iveny looks like a familiar place. It has water, a breathable atmosphere and supports a bustling human population. it could be Earth, if you don’t look too closely.

But if you do…

…you’ll find that Iveny’s universe plays by different rules. As...

As a child, Charlotte Brontë, (best known for her novel Jane Eyre,) and her sisters and brother played with twelve wooden soldiers they called the “Young Men.” To record the adventures of these toy men, the children sewed scraps of paper into miniature books, some as s...

April 17, 2015

The “very stately and magnifick” imaginary library invented by Alcofribas Nasier (an anagram of François Rabelais) was called St. Victor, and found in Paris. Some of the imaginary works it contained were:

  • The pomegranite of vice

  • The trevet of good thoughts

  • ...

April 11, 2015

Every year, over the course of a weekend, San Francisco’s Civic Center is transformed into a giant playground. Except this playground is for children of all ages who’ve hit the streets to take part in San Francisco’s Come Out & Play Festival. Sandwiched between the lib...

March 8, 2015

Alison Gopnik shares her insightful research about children and creativity. This audio is from an event held at the Creativity Museum in San Francisco, March 5th, 2015. Click on the player to hear the full talk.

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