From the advent of the printing press in Europe to the public understanding of science on television and the Internet, the various media have long been crucial to the success and spread of science. This course focusses on scientists’ use of the media and the ways the media represents science and scientists. Specific themes include the increasing accuracy of scientific illustration; the rise of scientific journals; public science demonstrations; radio and television documentaries; public science education; and science podcasts, blogs and citizen science. The course also covers the marketing of science; science in literature and art; the scientist as icon; anti-science trends; science and public panic; scientific apocalypses and techno-utopias; public discussions about medicine, bioethics and ecology; Soviet-era technological iconography; representations of science, scientists and technology in science fiction; and popular science in social media and throughout cyberspace.