This paper presents some results of a doctoral dissertation recently completed, which examines if the processes of digitalization enabled by Information and Communication Technologies - ICTs, from the introduction of Web 2.0 in the Amazonian environment for generating knowledge in Science, Technology and Innovation - STI, induced the creation of cognitive virtual environments for collaborative production, the availability of databases and repositories and digital communications by institutions of STI anchored in the Brazilian Amazon, providing its entrance in the age of glocalization, denominated by Castells as Galaxy Internet [2001] and Lévy as Cyberculture [1999]. Formed by a set of 102 institutions directly involved in the STI system in the Amazon, we seek explanations that could reveal how the actors of this system take use of the cyber reality, either through its numerous multidimensional recourses or the use of digital tools and instruments, or even new forms of interaction and communication occasioned by it. These are issues that require to be included or excluded [in others words, to cyber or not to cyber] at a world in process of cyber civilization, enthroned by ICTs. The creation, diffusion, dissemination and application of specialized knowledge are of increasing importance in material and immaterial production of contemporary societies, and even in the governance of nations. In all of them the specific role of generation knowledge‘s processes through STI has become even more central and decisive in their purposes, since the emergence of socalled knowledge-based economies [Drucker, 1993]. The conceptual framework applied to understand this system of STI in process of virtualization is the Social Network Analysis - SNA, and the Theory of Network is its most salient anchor. Understanding that virtual networks crystallize through the establishment of links, without which no one talks about deterritorialization of networks, but virtual enclaves. The techniques applied to operationalization the research refers to instruments of building graphs and link analysis, highlighting programs as EXCEL, SEMRUSH, MAJESTIC and GEPHI. The results reveal that the STI system in the Brazilian Amazon have not yet incorporated cyberculture as an innovative means of interaction and communication between their institutions producing scientific and technological knowledge.

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To cyber or not to cyber
How the digitalization shape the virtual environment of cognition at institutions of science, technology and innovation in brazilian amazon

Luiz Jesus   Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil

This paper presents some results of a doctoral dissertation recently completed, which examines if the processes of digitalization enabled by Information and Communication Technologies - ICTs, from the introduction of Web 2.0 in the Amazonian environment for generating knowledge in Science, Technology and Innovation - STI, induced the creation of cognitive virtual environments for collaborative production, the availability of databases and repositories and digital communications by institutions of STI anchored in the Brazilian Amazon, providing its entrance in the age of glocalization, denominated by Castells as Galaxy Internet [2001] and Lévy as Cyberculture [1999]. Formed by a set of 102 institutions directly involved in the STI system in the Amazon, we seek explanations that could reveal how the actors of this system take use of the cyber reality, either through its numerous multidimensional recourses or the use of digital tools and instruments, or even new forms of interaction and communication occasioned by it. These are issues that require to be included or excluded [in others words, to cyber or not to cyber] at a world in process of cyber civilization, enthroned by ICTs. The creation, diffusion, dissemination and application of specialized knowledge are of increasing importance in material and immaterial production of contemporary societies, and even in the governance of nations. In all of them the specific role of generation knowledge‘s processes through STI has become even more central and decisive in their purposes, since the emergence of socalled knowledge-based economies [Drucker, 1993]. The conceptual framework applied to understand this system of STI in process of virtualization is the Social Network Analysis - SNA, and the Theory of Network is its most salient anchor. Understanding that virtual networks crystallize through the establishment of links, without which no one talks about deterritorialization of networks, but virtual enclaves. The techniques applied to operationalization the research refers to instruments of building graphs and link analysis, highlighting programs as EXCEL, SEMRUSH, MAJESTIC and GEPHI. The results reveal that the STI system in the Brazilian Amazon have not yet incorporated cyberculture as an innovative means of interaction and communication between their institutions producing scientific and technological knowledge.

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