Science Communication Without Frontiers: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Public Communication of Science & Technology (PCST 2010). December 6-10, 2010; New Delhi, India. Organized by International Network on Public Communication of Science and Technology network (PCST), National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), and Indian Science Communication Society (ISCOS)
Public Communication of Science & Technology (PCST) is important for the economic and social wellbeing of society and for the exercise of participatory democracy. It implies the ability to respond to technical issues and problems that pervade our daily lives. It does not mean detailed knowledge of scientific principles, phenomena or technologies, but rather an appreciation of the way science works and how the community can interact with science to help shape its work. New technologies and new media can trigger and sustain public interest in S&T, allowing a dialogue to developing and preparing the people for change.
The 11th PCST Conference deliberated on both practical and theoretical aspects of science communication, in a globalised world with major inequalities and development challenges. Over 500 science communication practitioners and analysts from all continents compared experiences and perspectives on science-based issues of today and tomorrow.
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