Beginning with a brief historic overview of the thought of various philosophical traditions on imagination, this book presents a contemporary Philosophy of Information discourse on what human imagination and imaging are in fact. The focus is laid on the inform-perform and perform-inform dynamic continuum that all of us inevitably apply due to our nature. It also makes a comparison among what Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence and man demonstrate, discussing whether creating robots is a purposeful process of embodying man's mental capacities in a machine, thus an evolutionary step and the creation of a new species. Or, whether Artificial Intelligence just proves that it is possible to achieve some of man's mental capacities by alternative "nonhuman" means.
Alexander Lazarov, a long year experienced freelance Director of Photography for motion picture and video imaging, intended for the Big Screen, TV and Internet distribution. 2016-2017 Postdoc in Philosophy of Information at Sofia University "Kliment Ohridski" ("Philosophy, Taught in English Program").