Douglas Kahn is Professor of Media and Innovation, UNSW Art & Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Professor Emeritus, University of California at Davis. His books include Energies in the Arts (MIT Press, 2019); Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts (University of California Press, 2013); Noise Water Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts (MIT Press, 1999), and, with Hannah Higgins, Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of Digital Arts (University of California Press, 2012). He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship.
All essays by Douglas Kahn
What is an Ecopath?
Only a few short decades ago, we may have only felt their stealth and thought of them as understudies to real villainry. With bodies littering roads around the world and no end in sight, their presence is unavoidable, the existential questions they pose real. It has been a blockbuster season in Australia.