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.”