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In this chapter, I first define culture, technology, and innovation and then turn to a discussion of innovation in several cultural contexts. These include innovation in a nature-based culture, innovation in a technology-based culture, innovation during technological revolutions, innovation in national cultures, innovation in urban cultures, and innovation in a politically driven culture.

Defining Culture, Technology, and Innovation
Conventionally culture is understood to be the fine arts, especially painting and music. Less often culture is associated with architecture and rarely with technology. On the other hand, culture conceived of anthropologically involves a range of socially transmitted human activities including architecture and technology. So conceived, culture involves a style, or an overarching set of values or themes, shaping its many components. For example, religious values determined a medieval style discernible in architecture, literature, law, and politics.1 Helga Nowotny rightly suggested in her introduction to the conference on "The Technology of Culture" that innovation should also, like technology, be thought of as a component of culture and as having an identifiable cultural style.

In this chapter, I first define culture, technology, and innovation and then turn to a discussion of innovation in several cultural contexts. These include innovation in a nature-based culture, innovation in a technology-based culture, innovation
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