In the beginning of the 21st century has returned the old discussion about the role of culture within the relationships between science, technology and culture. The idea of the wide gap between science and humanities (Snow, 1963) has been followed by those who deny the social nature of science. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a scientific theory of culture (Malinowsky, 1970) shaped by the idea that knowledge is mixture. It is clear that science has existed as long as society has existed. According to Popper (1962) science involve proposing hypotheses and finding evidence to contradict predictions made from them. Due to these it is convenient to study the notion of innovative culture as a mixture of scientific and humanistic knowledge. In this process, culture is the key factor that defines the economic and social value of knowledge. In this sense, it might be convenient to remember the affirmation of Gell-Mann, Nobel in Phisics in 1969 for his discovery of the quark -particle of the atom which forms all the other particles- when he indicates that still nowdays the tension between the universality dreamed by the Illustration and the necessity to preserve the cultural diversity persists. Such cultural diversity is in itself a valuable inheritance that would have to be preserved. In short, to preserve the cultural diversity must be compatible with the understanding of the scientific knowledge. For this reason, our proposal of culture, in its taxonomy “innovative”, attempts to improve the understanding of the different agents involved in the “Tech-Net Age”, so that relations between concepts such as simple and complex, or individual and universal might be concialiated.

In our paper we will study as well the cultural and cognitive processes of towns such as Barcelona, Toledo, Londres, Estambul, Nueva York, San Francisco, etc characterized at best by its identitiy in a time of rapid progress.

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Innovative culture in the science and technology system
The mixture of knowledge and culture

Eduardo Bueno Campos   University Institute of Business Administration

In the beginning of the 21st century has returned the old discussion about the role of culture within the relationships between science, technology and culture. The idea of the wide gap between science and humanities (Snow, 1963) has been followed by those who deny the social nature of science. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a scientific theory of culture (Malinowsky, 1970) shaped by the idea that knowledge is mixture. It is clear that science has existed as long as society has existed. According to Popper (1962) science involve proposing hypotheses and finding evidence to contradict predictions made from them. Due to these it is convenient to study the notion of innovative culture as a mixture of scientific and humanistic knowledge. In this process, culture is the key factor that defines the economic and social value of knowledge. In this sense, it might be convenient to remember the affirmation of Gell-Mann, Nobel in Phisics in 1969 for his discovery of the quark -particle of the atom which forms all the other particles- when he indicates that still nowdays the tension between the universality dreamed by the Illustration and the necessity to preserve the cultural diversity persists. Such cultural diversity is in itself a valuable inheritance that would have to be preserved. In short, to preserve the cultural diversity must be compatible with the understanding of the scientific knowledge. For this reason, our proposal of culture, in its taxonomy “innovative”, attempts to improve the understanding of the different agents involved in the “Tech-Net Age”, so that relations between concepts such as simple and complex, or individual and universal might be concialiated.

In our paper we will study as well the cultural and cognitive processes of towns such as Barcelona, Toledo, Londres, Estambul, Nueva York, San Francisco, etc characterized at best by its identitiy in a time of rapid progress.

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