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.

DigiPatch is a part of CHANSE, Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe, which is a joint initiative of 27 research funding organisations from 24 countries. The main goal of the CHANSE initiative is to launch a transnational call for collaborative projects focused on the topic of Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age. 

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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