To take the stage at The Story Collider, a live storytelling show that consists of “true, personal stories about science,” you don’t need to be a scientist — or even a storyteller. Katherine Wu, co-producer of The Story Collider’s Boston shows, explains you just need to have been affected in some way by science.
“I was never going to write a straight-up, ‘This is termites, aren't they great,’ book,” Margonelli said. But she also wasn’t quite clear on what she was going to write. Halfway through, she turned to her editors for advice. Make it weird, they advised. So Margonelli made it weird.