Douglas Kahn

Douglas Kahn is Professor of Media and Innovation at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is also Professor Emeritus of Science and Technology Studies at University of California at Davis. With research interests in media arts history, avant-garde and experimental art and music history, historical media theory, and the arts and science, he is author of Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts (MIT Press, 1999) and Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts (forthcoming), and coeditor of Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-garde (MIT Press, 1992), Source: Music of the Avant-garde, 1966-1973 (University of California Press, 2011), Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of the Digital Arts (University of California Press, 2012), and the journal The Senses and Society. He received a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship for research on the historical discovery of natural radio and a 2008 Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation for Earth Sound Earth Signal.

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University of New South Wales
Paddington, Australia