Douglas Kahn (1951, Bremerton, Washington, United States) 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).
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. (2020)
Kahn lives in Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia.
- editor, with Diane Neumaier, Cultures in Contention, Seattle: Real Comet Press, 1985, 287 pp. TOC.
- John Heartfield: Art and Mass Media, New York: Tanam Press, 1985, 149 pp, IA. TOC.
- editor, Ernst Friedrich, War Against War (Berlin, 1924), Seattle: Real Comet Press, 1987. Reprint project of photo-text document of WWI front.
- editor, with Gregory Whitehead, Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-garde, MIT Press, 1992, xi+452 pp.
- Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts, MIT Press, 1999, 455 pp.
- editor, with Larry Austin, Source: Music of the Avant-garde, 1966-1973, University of California Press, 2011, 382 pp. 
- The Aelectrosonic, Amsterdam: Sonic Acts, 2011, 64 pp.
- editor, with Hannah B. Higgins, Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of the Digital Arts, University of California Press, 2012, xiv+362 pp.
- Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts, University of California Press, 2013, 343 pp. 
- editor, Energies in the Arts, MIT Press, 2019, 480 pp.