I design sound for film and TV. I'm just getting started in the business, and I'm trying to build my own studio.
Not many people have written about silence in media, and for that matter, there are very few writers who have explored sound design. I came across this new publication by Danny Hahn called 'The Silent Sound Designer - Rediscovering Cinema Through Quietness'. Maybe this is worth a read: http://www.dannyhahn.com/books/