TCotA Forum - Prof. Douglas Kahn

Summary

TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

28th Aug 2015 12:30pm

End Date

28th Aug 2015 1:30pm

Venue

Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

RSVP / Contact Information

TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

ProfDouglasKahnEnergies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts
A Natural History of Media

Douglas Kahn is Professor of Media and Innovation at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW Art & Design, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. He is a practitioner historian and theoretician of media arts, arts and science, and music whose writings are considered foundational in the field of sound studies. His books include 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); Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of the Digital Arts (UC Press, 2012); and Source: Music of the Avant-garde, 1966-1973 (UC Press, 2011). He is Professor Emeritus in Science and Technology Studies, University of California at Davis; recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation.

This special Art Forum presentation will take place in the Plimsoll Gallery, as part of the Core Litany 12-hour ritual in 3 acts 09:00 – 21:00(A constructivist performance executed as a living earth coding laboratory).

image credit: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts A Natural History of Media


TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.