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 How do we effectively engage as social justice activists in the very busy and ever expanding current information landscape?
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 Interviews with two social justice activists in Vancouver
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Thanks to wireless technology, smart phones and social media tools such as twitter, the amount of information being produced and received is growing exponentially. But where do we find the time to keep up with all that information? Do we need to? What happens we we are overloaded with information? As information, ideas and education are central to almost all social movements I wanted to investigate how social activists are dealing with information overload.
Emily Aspinwall, Vancouver Co-op Radio, starkraven(at)prisonjustice.ca
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The set of two interviews are self-contained. There is an intro and extro to the piece.

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This is the intro:

We hear it often --- we are in the Information Age. The amount of information out there is growing exponentially. Thanks to wireless technology, smart phones and social media tools such as twitter, a large number of people can produce and access massive amounts of information at any time of day.

But where do we find the time to keep up with all that information? Do we need to? How do we determine what information we need?

We only have so much cognitive ability to store, process and interpret information. We each hit a maximum limit and experience information overload at different levels and in different ways, if at all. What happens when we reach our maximum limit and experience information overload?

Social justice activists are committed to enacting positive social change through a variety of avenues and strategies. Information, ideas and education are central to almost all social movements. How are social activists dealing with information overload?

I spoke with two social justice activists in Vancouver to explore these questions.

 Social Activism and Information Overload Download Program Podcast
00:35:36 English 2013-11-25
 Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territories
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