Douglas Kahn is Professor of Media and Innovation at the National Institute of Experimental Arts (NIEA), University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Historian and theorist of the media arts and experimental music with concentrations in the study of sound, electromagnetism, and natural media.
Author of Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts (University of California Press, 2013) and Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts (MIT Press, 1999).
Editor with Hannah Higgins of Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of the Digital Arts (University of California Press, 2012); with Larry Austin of Source: Music of the Avant-garde, 1966-1973 (University of California Press, 2011), and with Gregory Whitehead of Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-garde (MIT Press, 1992).
He is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital and Warhol Foundation, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.