Your magic rock sits outside your home, either on your street or in your backyard, and will provide you with a stipend of imagination each day. This stipend is calculated by a four step process, but don't let that scare you, the calculation is actually very simple.
Several parts of the calculation depend on your Qurazy Quoin Value which is determined by your level. Remember that in this case we are using the base value before mood multipliers  not the value that you typically see when you grab a quoin.
The calculation is performed gamedaily. If you don't pick up your stipend on a particular game day (perhaps your are asleep) then your stipend when you return will be the highest of the stipends earned for each day you missed. For Example, between 6:00 and 10:00 your street stipend was 800 imagination; between 10:00 and 2:00 it was 500, between 2:00 and 6:00 it was 700. When you log in at 8:00 you'll have 800 imagination waiting, the highest of the three stipends.
The Calculation
First, take 15% of your Qurazy Quoin Value, rounded off, and multiply it by the number of unique glitchen who visited your street that day. The rounded happens before multiplying, so if 15% of your value is 8.25, which rounds to 8, then four visitors would get you 32 imagination, not 33.
Second, add on imagination for activities that were performed on your street. Consult the following table for the value of each activity:
Thing

Action

Img

Crop
Garden

Harvesting

5

Herb
Garden

Harvesting

5

Tree

Harvesting

8

Tree

Petting,
Watering

3

Patch

Digging

8

Patch

Tending

3

Jellisac

Scooping

2

Barnacle

Scraping

3

Peat

Harvesting

6

Dirt
Pile

Digging

3

Dullite

Mining
the entire rock

15

Beryl

Mining
the entire rock

20

Metal

Mining
the entire rock

25

Sparkly

Mining
the entire rock

30

Butterfly

Massaging
or Milking

4

Chicken

Squeezing

4

Piggy

Nibbling
or Petting

4

Icon

Revering,
Reflecting or Ruminating

10

Activities could every time they are performed, so if a glitch harvested one of your trees twice, you would get 16 imagination. If another glitch came by and harvested that tree again you'd get another 16.
Third, cap the total imagination earned from visitors and activities at five times your Qurazy Quoin value.
Fourth, add on your Qurazy Quoin value.
For Example: A level 40 glitch (Qurazy Quoin value 515) has 14 spice trees, 10 piggies, 10 butterflies and 10 chickens in their yard. A visitor comes to the street and harvests all the trees twice, nibbles each piggy twice, milks each butterfly twice and squeezes each chicken five times.
Just having a visitor gets the glitch 77 imagination (15% of 515). Each harvest is worth 8, so at two harvests per tree that is 224 imagination. Two nibbles for each of 10 piggies times 4 imagination is 80. Similarly there is 80 imagination for the butterflies. The chickens give 4 imagination per squeeze times five squeezes per chicken is 200 imagination. That visit earned the street owner 661 imagination. To get the final imagination for the glitch, add the Qurazy Quoin Value of 515 for 1176 imagination.
Example 2: If the same glitch had six visitors who all harvested, nibbled, squeezed and milked, then the total for visitors and street activities would be 3966. This, however, would be capped at the glitch's Qurazy Quoin value times five, or 2575 imagination. Then, to get the final number, we add on the Qurazy Quoin value again and get 3090.
Earning Badges
There are badges for earning street stipends of sufficient size. These are earned for having a single stipend of 503, 1009 and 2503. Since the highest amount of imagination you can earn for any given day is six times your Qurazy Quoin value (five times for the visitor amount, plus the free amount equal to your Qurazy Quoin value) you must be level 13, 17 and 36 respectively to earn the badges.
Before animals gave imagination these badges were a bit of a pain to earn, but now it should be fairly easy for most people if they simply join a resource route and put some animals out. If you are looking to earn these badges with minimum participation from others, it is possible to earn the badges by just getting one friend to help.
I don't have formulae for how many animals can fit on a street, but with the help of Glitch Routes I managed to find a street with 43 piggies, 20 chickens and 21 butterflies. Fully petting, nibbling, squeezing, milking and massaging those would provide a total of 1424 street imagination. With 14 trees in your street you could get another 224, and eleven icons could get you 330 more. That's a total of 1978 imagination. If you were level 38, only two levels above the minimum level to earn the achievement, you would get another 71 for having a visitor and 475 for your Qurazy Quoin value for a total of 2524, earning you the badge.
Now your friend would have to actually get all the piggies so you'd need a fairly dedicated friend (naming them "1", "2", "3", and so on might help but it would still be a pain). Two or three moderately dedicated friends should be able to get you the badge from such a street pretty easily, though.
Bugs?
A recent update from the change log said that machines would give imagination to the street owner when used. I've done lots of experiments with woodworkers, however, and I haven't seen a single point of imagination earned so far. I'll be trying out some other machines to see if its just woodworkers that are the problem.
Another recent update said they assigned an imagination value to digging dirt piles and patches. I'll add those to the list above as soon as I have numbers.
Just having a visitor gets the glitch 77 imagination (15% of 515). Each harvest is worth 8, so at two harvests per tree that is 224 imagination. Two nibbles for each of 10 piggies times 4 imagination is 80. Similarly there is 80 imagination for the butterflies. The chickens give 4 imagination per squeeze times five squeezes per chicken is 200 imagination. That visit earned the street owner 661 imagination. To get the final imagination for the glitch, add the Qurazy Quoin Value of 515 for 1176 imagination.
Example 2: If the same glitch had six visitors who all harvested, nibbled, squeezed and milked, then the total for visitors and street activities would be 3966. This, however, would be capped at the glitch's Qurazy Quoin value times five, or 2575 imagination. Then, to get the final number, we add on the Qurazy Quoin value again and get 3090.
Earning Badges
There are badges for earning street stipends of sufficient size. These are earned for having a single stipend of 503, 1009 and 2503. Since the highest amount of imagination you can earn for any given day is six times your Qurazy Quoin value (five times for the visitor amount, plus the free amount equal to your Qurazy Quoin value) you must be level 13, 17 and 36 respectively to earn the badges.
Before animals gave imagination these badges were a bit of a pain to earn, but now it should be fairly easy for most people if they simply join a resource route and put some animals out. If you are looking to earn these badges with minimum participation from others, it is possible to earn the badges by just getting one friend to help.
I don't have formulae for how many animals can fit on a street, but with the help of Glitch Routes I managed to find a street with 43 piggies, 20 chickens and 21 butterflies. Fully petting, nibbling, squeezing, milking and massaging those would provide a total of 1424 street imagination. With 14 trees in your street you could get another 224, and eleven icons could get you 330 more. That's a total of 1978 imagination. If you were level 38, only two levels above the minimum level to earn the achievement, you would get another 71 for having a visitor and 475 for your Qurazy Quoin value for a total of 2524, earning you the badge.
Now your friend would have to actually get all the piggies so you'd need a fairly dedicated friend (naming them "1", "2", "3", and so on might help but it would still be a pain). Two or three moderately dedicated friends should be able to get you the badge from such a street pretty easily, though.
Bugs?
A recent update from the change log said that machines would give imagination to the street owner when used. I've done lots of experiments with woodworkers, however, and I haven't seen a single point of imagination earned so far. I'll be trying out some other machines to see if its just woodworkers that are the problem.
Another recent update said they assigned an imagination value to digging dirt piles and patches. I'll add those to the list above as soon as I have numbers.
sooo ... does tree petting and watering NOT give iMG, despite claims to the contrary? https://twitter.com/glitchlog/statuses/224244162076229632
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Petting and Watering trees does give imagination, I just hadn't quite added it yet. It's there today, along with imagination for digging and tending patches.
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