Introduction

The Graduate Institute of Science, Technology and Society at National Yang Ming University has been devoted to exploring the boundary areas where nature, culture, technoscience and society meet. Our faculty and students believe that the STS perspective is crucial to the understanding of major events of our time, and we share two commitments in dealing with emerging issues in the modern technological society. Firstly, STS researchers have to recognize the complex relationships between technoscience and society as they evolve and shape each other. Secondly, in addition to being experts in the field of STSs, engaged researchers should participate in the discussion of major public issues, and even in policy making