About the project

DigiPatch investigates the interaction between psychological needs and digital media use in the social sphere and processes of identity formation and protection.

The main aim of the project is threefold. It will:

  • investigate how digital media creates conditions for cultural and societal change from a traditionally networked society to a rigidly ‘patchwork’ one.
  • find out why this occurs, with a focus on cultural factors, and the socio-cognitive processes of individuals.
  • outline what the potential societal consequences of these processes are.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004509