I am pleased to announce the release of my new book
Synthesis and Nullification. Works 1991–2011
Springer Wien/New York
You can place your order on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Synthesis-Nullification-1991-2011-Stefan-Sonvilla-Weiss/dp/3709110289 or another major online bookseller in your region, anywhere in the world. The book is scheduled to be available in Europe in July, 2012 and in the U.S. in September of 2012.
About this book:
Synthesis and Nullification is the first retrospective covering the career of Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss as a visual artist, graphic designer, multimedia developer, writer, researcher, educator and visionary conceptualist. Synthesis and Nullification is used here metaphorically, as it stands for a complex and wide ranging theoretical and practical exploration in visual culture.
The book is divided into four main chapters, which bundle in chronological order artwork, knowledge visualizations, installations, photographs and multimedia work.
It contains numerous previously unpublished texts and artwork from the last two decades, allowing discovery of a whole universe of textual and visual material.
Table of contents:
1. TEXTS, KNOWLEDGE VISUALIZATIONS
The currency of the future
Cartesian and/or Cyberspace
Scanning Henry Jenkins and Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
No entrance for human beings – a simple short fiction
Air seats 2012
From Soft Cinema to collaborative moviemaking in the cloud
The internet of things
Ad hoc communication
Hacking ethics and civic engagement
Open source and education
2. PHOTOGRAPHY, MULTIMEDIA
Digital motion graphics
Computer aided large scale imagery
3. INSTALLATIONS, EXHIBITIONS
The simplicity and joy of being
Liberty, for the democrat, consists not in being able to say
everything he thinks, but in not having to think about everything
New York, New York
Boxes, words and contradictions