Jul 1, 2020
The one constant is change. Whether in times of intensely personal disruption, or periods of global social change, as we are experiencing now, the ongoing story of humanity takes unexpected twists and turns.
Angela Pollak is a social scientist who studies information behaviour -- the ways people seek, avoid, share and hide information in daily life. She is also a strong believer in the power of story.
The interplay of data and narrative is, for Pollak, the way we can make sense of tumultuous times, and their lasting effects.
Moments when "everything changed," she says, shaped both her scientific work and her personal outlook on life.
On this episode of Bonn Park with Sara Geidlinger and Marshall Ward, which was recorded just weeks before COVID-19 became a global health emergency, Pollak shares how sometimes the tumult of sudden change can become a blessing to those willing to embrace it.