Science and Technology in Venezuela is an integration of popular and academic knowledge. Although they work independently, they also work together teleologically. Both are relevant and, when they are unified, they help manage the necessities or solve the problems of the people and of the country. This idea is the prelude to LOCTI (Ley Orgánica de Ciencia y Tecnología), a law created to contribute to the democratization of opportunities of scientists, researchers and popular technologists, among others. These professionals have innovative ideas that are independent from their academic degrees, just as the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela dictates (Art. 110). This criterion took place when Hugo Chávez led a deep transformation of all institutions that were part of the government since 1998. ConCiencia TV‘s foundation materializes Chávez‘s ideas of cooperation, integration, and the inclusion of different types of knowledge: academic, ancestral, popular, afrodescendant and indigenous. Since ConCiencia TV was launched, we have promoted a concept of science that is unrelated to mercantilism, individualism and exclusion so that all people can have access to our programs. We do not use television to make a profit. Through documentaries, series, interviews, cartoons, the interactive platform of TDA (Televisión Digital Abierta) and better image quality, ConCiencia TV offers a new practice of making television by exposing scientific and technological content that promote the principles of inclusion and equality. Moreover, it is a space where different forms of knowledge can be applied to developing the means of production of the country. All of this is free. Our programs promote participation in harmony with nature as well as constructive criticism of the concept of Science, Technology and Innovation. Furthermore, ConCiencia TV highlights the creative values of Latin Americans in order to contribute to the South American geopolitical integration of which Simón Bolívar once dreamed. Our intention is to go to Brazil in order to share with people around the world this new Television making experience in Venezuela, as well as to establish partnerships that will allow us to exchange knowledge about social inclusion and public communication of Science and Technology.

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Conciencia tv. a new way of television making in venezuela using tda (open digital television)
Social inclusion makes a new concept of science

Yajaira Freites   Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Venezuela

Romer Zerpa   Ministerio del Poder Popular para Ciencia Tecnología e Innovación, Venezuela

Science and Technology in Venezuela is an integration of popular and academic knowledge. Although they work independently, they also work together teleologically. Both are relevant and, when they are unified, they help manage the necessities or solve the problems of the people and of the country. This idea is the prelude to LOCTI (Ley Orgánica de Ciencia y Tecnología), a law created to contribute to the democratization of opportunities of scientists, researchers and popular technologists, among others. These professionals have innovative ideas that are independent from their academic degrees, just as the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela dictates (Art. 110). This criterion took place when Hugo Chávez led a deep transformation of all institutions that were part of the government since 1998. ConCiencia TV‘s foundation materializes Chávez‘s ideas of cooperation, integration, and the inclusion of different types of knowledge: academic, ancestral, popular, afrodescendant and indigenous. Since ConCiencia TV was launched, we have promoted a concept of science that is unrelated to mercantilism, individualism and exclusion so that all people can have access to our programs. We do not use television to make a profit. Through documentaries, series, interviews, cartoons, the interactive platform of TDA (Televisión Digital Abierta) and better image quality, ConCiencia TV offers a new practice of making television by exposing scientific and technological content that promote the principles of inclusion and equality. Moreover, it is a space where different forms of knowledge can be applied to developing the means of production of the country. All of this is free. Our programs promote participation in harmony with nature as well as constructive criticism of the concept of Science, Technology and Innovation. Furthermore, ConCiencia TV highlights the creative values of Latin Americans in order to contribute to the South American geopolitical integration of which Simón Bolívar once dreamed. Our intention is to go to Brazil in order to share with people around the world this new Television making experience in Venezuela, as well as to establish partnerships that will allow us to exchange knowledge about social inclusion and public communication of Science and Technology.

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