Why ‘narrativium’?

It was Terry Pratchett who coined the term ‘narrativium’ as the element upon which we humans run.

HonoraryWizardsIt was New Optimist Jack Cohen who describes us humans as pan narrans, the storytelling rather than homo sapiens. (And Jack and mathematician Ian Stewart joined forces with Terry Pratchett to write the Science of Discworld series, and thereby became Hon Wizards of the Unseen University.)

The facts and stats of science have little easy appeal for many people. Yet, as Terry so memorably illustrates, all humans like a good story.

That’s why we set up the Narrativium Projects in early 2014 . . .

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