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

John Hartley


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.


Cultural Studies, Communication, Culture, Science Culture, interdisciplinary

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v5i1p11-44

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