Recently a comment was made to me that made me wonder if creativity and imagination go hand in hand, or, if one can -exist- in an individual without the other?- Definitions: Imagination; the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world ... the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination" resource: the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; "a man of resource" wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn Creativity; Using imagination rather than imitating something else. Generation of ideas, images and/or solutions. clackhi.nclack.k12.or.us/~edgintonwWeb/handouts/visualartvocab.doc The process of developing new, uncommon, or unique ideas. The federal definition of giftedness identifies creativity as a specific component of giftedness. www.nagc.org/index.aspx The production of previously non-existent information. All new items of information are based on preceding ones, and they are "new" because they restructure the preceding items and/or insert foreign informational elements ("noises") into them. www.equivalence.com/labor/lab_vf_glo_e.shtml Dean Keith Simonton, University of California, Davis books.elsevier.com/companions/9780122268601/articles.htm A measure of an artist’s command over the tension in an artwork. kitoba.com/pedia/Glossary.html is the ability to produce something new, to generate unique approaches and solutions to issues or problems or opportunities. aaahq.org/AECC/intent/glossary.htm Creativity is a Principle of Design. Being imaginative or inventive. www.scsc.k12.in.us/Technology/PLTW/GLOSSARY-IED.htm the ability to create wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn Creativity (or creativeness) is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas or concepts. ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creativity -- ???