Storytelling and Science

Ben Okri contends that the oldest technology in the world is… Storytelling. “We are storytelling beings” and even our most rational and calculated thought is far better represented as a narrative:

Einstein made relativity accessible by the story of two people on a train on a platform.

Darwin gave us a new narrative of evolution, not as compelling as that of the bible, but compelling enough to make us think about it for over a hundred years.

Archimedes and his bath told us more about displacement than a formula could do.

Talking at Srata Europe 2014, Okri outlines how, “through story, we connect the great flow of human condition.”