Borsuk to discuss evolution of the book at McMenamins tonight

Tuesday’s event is part of McMenamins’ Pub Night talks, which is a partnership with the University of Washington Bothell.

Amaranth Borsuk, assistant professor for the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell will be speaking on Nov. 27 at a Pub Night Talk cosponsored by the University of Washington Bothell and McMenamins.

The event will be from 7-8:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m, in Haynes’ Hall at McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE in Bothell.

Borsuk’s discussion topic will be “The Shapeshifting Book: From Clay Tablet, to Paper, to Touch Screen.” The book has taken many shapes over the thousands of years people have recorded information. Borsuk will explain how it has always been a dynamic, interactive experience and imagines what the book might become.

The all-ages event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session.