Join the MIT Press Bookstore in welcoming Amaranth Borsuk, author of The Book, to the store on Thursday, June 21, at 6:00 pm.
In The Book, a volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Amaranth Borsuk considers the history of the book, the future of the book, and the idea of the book. Tracing the interrelationship of form and content in the book’s development, she bridges book history, book arts, and electronic literature to expand our definition of an object we thought we knew intimately. What is the book in a digital age? Rather than pinning our notion of the book to a single form, Borsuk argues, we should remember its long history of transformation.
Amaranth Borsuk is a scholar, poet, and book artist working at the intersection of print and digital media. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, where she also teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics. Her wide-ranging work includes Between Page and Screen, a book of augmented-reality poetry, site-specific digital installations, and Abra, a limited-edition book and iOS app for which she received an NEA Expanded Artists’ Books grant.