Laura Lindenfeld

Jan 17, 2023

Improvisation and Communication

A Discussion with Laura Lindenfeld of the Alan Alda Center For Communicating Science

New Books Network 2023

Listen to this interview of Laura Lindenfeld, Executive Director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. We talk about how improvisation helps people communicate for real.

Laura Lindenfeld : "I feel that communication as a field has often been thought of as communications, you know, more technical, less relational. But we at the Alan Alda Center see ourselves as studying something and also helping with something that is very relational, and relating, of course, is done in real-world settings. And it's my strong feeling that communication, in this relational sense, is poised to thrive in the twenty-first century, because so many of the challenges that we face are rooted in communication problems and issues."

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