Join the Museum of Science, Cambridge Science Festival, and Nerd Nite Boston in welcoming Emily Anthes to the next Science Author Salon! This series of events occurs at a variety of venues around town and features bright minds from around the world who’ve recently put their ideas on paper. The evening kicks off with a social hour, allowing nerds to socialize with the author and one another. Immediately following are a few words from the guest of honor. Emily will read from and/or talk about her new book, Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts. Q+A and conversation with Emily will take place after her remarks.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 17, at Zuzu in Central Square! Our gracious venue encourages you select from a menu of unique animal alterations and vegetarian delights. Enjoy classic cocktails cloned from old favorites. Bring a friend and meet some extraordinary new beasts. Explore science’s new tool box for tinkering with life and snag a signed copy of Frankenstein’s Cat.
Who: Museum of Science, Cambridge Science Festival & Nerd Nite Boston
What: Science Author Salon featuring Emily Anthes, journalist and author specializing in telling the stories of science
For centuries, we’ve toyed with our creature companions, breeding dogs that herd and hunt, housecats that look just like tigers, and teacup pigs that fit snugly in our handbags. But what happens when we take animal alteration a step further, engineering a cat that glows green under ultraviolet light or cloning the beloved family Labrador? In Frankenstein’s Cat, journalist Emily Anthes takes us from petri dish to pet store as she explores how biotechnology is shaping the future of our furry and feathered friends.
Where: Zuzu, 474 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 6PM
RSVP and purchase tickets here.
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