Science , a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about nature and the universe. In his chapter Beyond the Digital: Preparing Artists to Work at the Frontiers of Technoculture,” Stephen Wilson proposes that although the impact of digital technology is significant, it forms part of something much more momentous that is intertwined with the aesthetic, ethical, cultural, and social-economic.
Working with organizations across the state, it identifies and communicates emerging opportunities in science and technology and prepares and publishes analyses outlining the competitive position of North Carolina’s businesses and research institutions in these areas.
In today’s economy, it has helped companies reduce the cost and inconveniences of travelling, allowing them to meet as often as they could like without having to worry about finding the budget to settle it. Modern technology helps companies reduce their carbon footprint and become green due to the fact that almost anything can be done from a computer.
The Freeman award 2016, for a publication which is a significant collective contribution to the interaction of science and technology studies with the study of innovation, was made to The New Production of Users: Changing Innovation Collectives and Involvement Strategies, Routledge, 2016, edited by Sampsa Hyysalo, Torben Elgaard Jensen & Nelly Oudshoorn.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) stirs up the country’s Research and Development (R&D) agenda as it holds the National Research and Development Conference to harmonize the R&D activities into a strategic development plan starting 2017.