Cultural Studies and the urgency of interdisciplinarity: Sooner, not later, we’re going to need a Cultural Science

  • John Hartley Universidade de Tecnologia de Queensland
Keywords: Cultural Studies, Communication, Culture, Science Culture, interdisciplinary

Abstract

Most of the creativity in the digital universe passes unnoticed by the industry practices and policies, and it isn´t taken into account in the cultural and economic strategies of the creative industries. We should find ways to catalyze this creative production, showing how the user´s contribution may contribute to social learning, cultural and economic advancement. To that effect, we must know what is a open creative system and how it works. Based on this diagnosis, the author claims that interdisciplinarity is urgent and that there is also a need for a science of culture. What is at stake is a strategy of integrated development, as regards the upcoming innovation in its complex, productive and learning aspects.

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Author Biography

John Hartley, Universidade de Tecnologia de Queensland
Professor emérito da Universidade de Tecnologia de Queensland e editor do Jornal Internacional de Estudos Culturais1 (Sage editora, Londres). Suas obras mais recentes são: títulos originais das obras: Digital Futures for Cultural and Media Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012); Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts 4th edn (Routledge, 2011); The Uses of Digital Literacy (UQP, 2009; Transaction, 2010); Story Circle: Digital Storytelling Around the World (ed. with K. McWilliam Wiley- Blackwell 2009). E-mail: j.hartley@qut.edu.au
Published
2011-12-15
How to Cite
Hartley, J. (2011). Cultural Studies and the urgency of interdisciplinarity: Sooner, not later, we’re going to need a Cultural Science. MATRIZes, 5(1), 11-44. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v5i1p11-44
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