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Lyceum Society - Imagination:  No science, technology, or religion without it


for Members

Lyceum Society - Imagination: No science, technology, or religion without it

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Lyceum Society


The Lyceum Society is comprised of the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.

Brown Bag: 11:30 am; Brief-Brief: 12:00pm; Lecture & Discussion: 1pm to 3 pm.


The imagination empowers creativity in the arts, religion, science, and technology. It is a universal "formative power," as L.L. Whyte put it. Imagination uses all the components of a human experience and assembles them in new ways that illuminate and make discoveries in these domains. The influence of imagination through the ages has resulted in all the forms and inventions of societies and civilizations on this planet. Also to be discussed: What kills imagination and creativity. Hillel's talk is an expansion of his remarks on creativity that started off our lively December open mike session.

Hillel's BA is from LIU, his MA in linguistics from U. of Chicago. A full-time Instructor and Adjunct Lecturer at Baruch College, his work has ranged widely; from a consultancy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the Dalton School to CUNY seminars such as "Mastery Learning Techniques." He has been published in many scholarly journals, including Main Currents in Modern Thought.

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