Computing of Culture Cultures of Computing

In the past, these two approaches have been mainly in conflict with each other. We can find examples of failure and success on both sides:
unsuccessful attempt:
1) Zero-sum game theory in international relations; e.g. Vietnam in 1960s

successful attempt:
2) Doyne Farmer et al working in anti-nuclear movement while at Santa Fe Institute.

successful attempt:
1) S. Heim's convincing portrait of von Neumann's mistrustful views influencing game theory 

unsuccessful attempt:
2) Psychoanalytic interpretations of SFI simulations 

Recently there have been more optimistic examples which suggest possibilities for collaboration:
1) Axelrod's Evolution of cooperation, tit-for-tat in iterated prisoner's dilemma.

2) Gottfried Mayer-Kress et al: simulations show failure of Reagan's "Starwars" defense system (on Los Alamos supercomputers!). 

1) ACENet: flexible economic networks

2) Applications to indigenous knowledge systems (eg African Fractals, Native American Biocomplexity)

How can we have collaborations across this gap?

How might ethnographers and computer modelers provide feedback that can mutually inform each others work?

What contributions can complexity theory make to new forms of synthesis between computing and social science?