Development of transdisciplinary understanding
The project brings together researchers from a wide range of backgrounds: sociology, international relations, computer science, health informatics, philosophy, media studies and bioethics. By working closely together we hope to produce new ‘transdisciplinary’ understandings of the issues of sharing, empathy and trust online. These insights would not be possible by undertaking research from within a single discipline. Instead we aim to combine the critical norms and concepts of our individual fields of inquiry to create new ways of looking at and applying these concepts.
The transdisciplinary dimension of the project cuts across all of the other work packages and runs from the start of the project until its conclusion.