Douglas Kahn

Douglas Kahn is Professor of Innovation and Media at the National Institute of Experimental Arts (NIEA), the University of New South Wales. Until recently, he was Founding Director of Technocultural Studies and Professor at the University of California, Davis.  He writes and speaks about the intersections of history, theory and contemporary practice in art, music, literature, media arts, cinema, sound, electromagnetism, science, technology and politics, from the late-19th Century to the present, with an emphasis on the traditions of the avant-garde, experimentalism, bohemian and subcultural activities. Current projects include a book sourced from Source: Music of the Avant-garde, edited with the composer Larry Austin, for University of California Press; a collection, edited with the art historian Hannah Higgins, of essays and documents on the arts and early computing, Mainframe Experimentalism; and a book on the arts deployed across the electromagnetic spectrum, Arts of the Spectrum, for University of California Press.

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"Noise, Water, Meat": Book Cover