Douglas Kahn is Associate Professor of Media Arts, University of Technology, Sydney. He is author of Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts (MIT Press, 1999), coeditor of Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-garde (MIT Press, 1992/2001), among other books, and an international editor for Leonardo Music Journal. He is also editor of a new book series from MIT Press on auditory culture. He has a PhD in art history (20th C. Western), as well as an MFA in post-studio art from Cal Arts and an MA in experimental music composition from Wesleyan University, where he studied with Alvin Lucier and Ron Kuivila. He writes and speaks regularly on a broad range of historical and contemporary matters relating to the arts and technology. Email: Douglas.Kahn@uts.edu.au.