Book – Sonic Acts Academy 2018 Reader
Format: 17 x 24 cm Edited by Mirna Belina Final editing and proofreading by Jason Coburn Published by Sonic Acts Press, Amsterdam Designed by The Rodina and Mateo Broillet Printed by Zwaan Media, Amsterdam Book, paperback, 144 pp., English text, illustrated Sonic Acts 2018 €9.50 To accompany Sonic Acts Academy 2018, we published this Academy Reader – a beautifully designed and printed collection of short essays, maps, interviews, stories, speculations, and visual contributions. These come from a number of the artists, designers, and speakers to provide invaluable insights into the exploration conducted and presented during the Academy. In keeping with the theme, the Reader is designed by The Rodina, a studio interested in self-reflection, critical design, and the reinvented connections between culture and technology. The Academy Reader presents many interesting contributions, including a speculative text about the role of the museum from the year 2030 from our keynote speaker, Nora Sternfeld; a text by Marcus Boon about the composer and mathematician Catherine Christer Hennix; a beautiful story by Nicole Hewitt from her project This Woman Is Called Jasna, a speculative history in nine instalments covering 20 years in the life of a woman from Vukovar who works at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; a text about the history of the cargo container by Charmaine Chua; and research about sinkholes that rapidly started appearing in the past decades on shores of the Dead Sea (Sasha Litvintseva and Daniel Mann), and other notable contributions by the participants of Sonic Acts Academy.