Viktoria Tkaczyk is Professor of the History of Knowledge of Acoustics at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin. She also heads the research group Episteme of Modern Acoustics at the Max Planck Institute Berlin. Her book Himmels-Falten. On the Theatricality of Flying in the Early Modern Era (2011) was awarded the Ernst Reuter Prize and the Book Prize of the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA). She is currently working on her next book Thinking with Sound, 1860-1930.