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The Rise of the Imagination Age: How Virtual Worlds are Transforming Education and Global Culture

An Interview with Rita J. King







  Rita J. King is the founder and CEO of Dancing Ink Productions toward a new global economy in the Imagination Age. She also serves as the Executive Vice President for Business Development at Science House.

Rita is a frequent international speaker on the subject of productive creative collaboration and the cultural and economic implications of the Imagination Age.

In this Dialogue, I interview Rita about her various initiatives using digital technology and virtual worlds to facilitate new forms of education, collaboration, creativity and cross-cultural dialogue. We discuss her vision surrounding the emergence of the "Imagination Age" and explore its importance in designing a future within which hybrid reality between the physical and virtual worlds will increasingly take precedence.

Rita has served as Innovator-in-Residence at IBM’s Analytics Virtual Center, a former Senior Fellow at The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City and a current Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress in Washington DC.


This is a short poetic clip of Rita speaking about the importance of the artistic imagination in creating our future...





Rita's essays, various writings and works of art have been commissioned, published and exhibited globally. Her work has been featured in or on The New York Times, the Village Voice, FOX News, The O’Reilly Factor, Geraldo at Large, Press TV, TIME, CNN, NPR, The Guardian, BBC, Boing Boing, Wired, New World Notes, “MSNBC’s The News with Brian Williams,” VentureBeat and strategy+business, among others.



To listen to more conversations in this Dialogue Series, click here.




*This Dialogue was recorded on July 3, 2012

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