LightBulb Chats: Social media & us


Hours of scrolling away through Instagram feeds, endless debates in Facebook comments, resisting the clickbaity Youtube thumbnails. A sentence that wouldn’t have made sense 20 years ago but is now a daily occurrence. Social media has become a pervasive part of our lives, for better or worse. But how has it actually affected us, our mental health, the way we view the world, the way we participate in social discourse, and the way we present ourselves?


DesignLab’s LightBulb Chats are enlightening conversation starters: open invitations to publicly debate controversial elements shaping our future today. They focus on intriguing topics that play a significant role in our everyday lives, and are likely to influence the world of tomorrow. Think: will artificial intelligence put humans in the backseat? Do you need a degree to be successful? And now we can ‘design’ babies, does that mean we should play God?

The Lightbulb Chats aim to build bridges between students, academia, civil servants, business(wo)men, artists, and other curious civilians. Join the discussion and our mission to engineer the future together!


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