Douglas Kahn is founding Director of Technocultural Studies at University of California at Davis. He writes on the history and theory of sound in the arts, auditory culture and the arts and technology. Books include Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts (MIT Press 1999) andWireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-garde (MIT Press 1992). With Margaret Morse and Erkki Huhtamo, he is editor of the new book series Technoculture and the Arts from University of California Press, and is an editor of Senses and Society (Berg) and Leonardo Music Journal (MIT). Current projects include Mainframe Experimentalism, edited with Hannah Higgins, and research for Sound No Sound, on perception, technology, science and the arts from mid-century through the 1970s in the United States.