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The title of this workshop features four nouns — cultures, technology, quest, and innovation — that have interactive uses and interwoven histories. As an ensemble, these words demonstrate the kind of clustering and reflexivity that Raymond Williams so memorably discussed in nineteenth-century English terminology in Culture and Society, 1780-1950 (1958) and in Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (1985 [1976]). In these works Williams highlighted the circular relationship between significant terms of social analysis (culture, society, industry, art, etc.) and the changes they supposedly describe. In addition, he showed how such key terms exert mutual influence, shifting their meanings in response to alterations in the others. So does language actively participate in the coevolution of social and material relationships, whereby emerging sciences and technologies alter the institutions producing them.1 Introductory Remarks: Culture as a Cause of Innovation The title of this workshop features four nouns — cultures, technology, quest, and innovation — that have interactive uses and interwoven histories. As an ensemble, these words demonstrate th
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