Welcome to the Applied Improvisation Magazine (AIM)

What's the aim of the AIM? We want to articulate, research, and promote what is going on in the emergent and growing field of Applied Improvisation. The magazine is written primarily by and for members of the Applied Improvisation Network, so we are leaning towards academic rigor and spreading the word to potential collaborators, clients, and related professionals.

That means providing a forum for bright, accessible writing about all the many applications of improvisation.

We also want to AIM HIGH: Human, Intelligent, Generative, Hopeful.

  • Human. As robots and another favorite AI (Artificial Intelligence) whisk us towards the Singularity (or not), perhaps we'll discover that the principles and practices of improvisation are what remains to us as distinctively human. We're talking creativity and collaboration, feelings and embodiment.
  • Intelligent. Improvisers, like other professionals, sometimes say silly things. Here we want to articulate and examine the concepts of improvisation as they are tested in real-world applications beyond the safe space of theatrical rehearsal studios. How well do our familiar tenets stand up to the scrutiny of business, political and humanitarian environments?
  • Generative. Let's share ideas, case studies, and news. Let's inspire each other into fresh intellectual and practical enterprises.
  • Hopeful. And let's make those new enterprises inspiring, positive, inclusive, and thoughtful.

As a reader, you are invited to 'Yes, And…' what you find inside. Accept our writing and illustrations as a starting point and build it better by offering your support, whether that's an article for a future issue, a good question for one of the contributors, or passing a copy along to others who may be interested.

Our current thinking is for an annual publication, accessible here, with print-on-demand by clicking here.

If you'd like to help with production, layout, editing, writing, or marketing, please let us know at [email protected] 

– The AIM Team

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Call for articles for Applied Improvisation Magazine!

If you want to be in the next edition (2024) of AIM, now is the time for submitting your ideas! We want articles in several Sections such as “Applied Improvisation in Education” and “Research Briefs''. The first draft deadline is June 1, 2023.

Please contact [email protected], and we'll have a chat.

(Last updated: August 14th, 2023)