Social media bring individuals together, opening them up to the world while enclosing them in bubbles of mimetic identification. Digital networks can increase social withdrawal, but it has also proved to be a unique way to combat lockdown loneliness. Can we be emotionally connected in the digital world?
- Fay Bound Alberti, Author of A Biography of Loneliness & Cultural Historian, University of York
- Manuel Arias-Maldonado, Professor of political science, University of Malaga
- Clémentine Lalande, CEO of Once online dating app
Chaired by Tim Markham, Professor of Journalism and Media, Birkbeck College, University of London