MakerHive Screening: The Lightbulb Conspiracy

Once upon a time…products were made to last. Then, at the beginning of the 1920s, a group of businessmen were struck by the following insight: “A product that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business.” Can the modern growth of society survive without planned obsolescence? Did the eternal lightbulb ever exist? How can a tiny chip ‘kill’ a product? How did two artists from New York manage to extend the lives of millions of iPods? Is Planned Obsolescence itself becoming obsolete?

Join us at MakerHive as we explore and understand the ever present problem within the industry of having goods planned to be useless and how we can be the change.

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