Visiting Scholar (Sep 2015-Aug 2016)
PhD, Assistant Professor of Digital Media & Visual Culture, Stony Brook University
Jacob Gaboury is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media & Visual Culture in the department of Cultural Analysis & Theory at Stony Brook University. His research is focused in the areas of digital visual culture, queer theory, and media archaeology. His current book project, titled Image Objects, offers a media archaeology of early 3D computer graphics and visual simulation in the 1960s and 70s, with a focus on the critical but neglected history of the University of Utah's computer graphics program. Following an object oriented approach grounded in original archival research, the project offers a critique of the supposed immateriality of simulated images through a material investigation of the cultural and technical objects that structured visual computing at this early stage. Gaboury has previously held fellowships through the Charles Babbage Institute, the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History, the Association of Computing Machinery, and the Social Science Research Council, and his work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Visual Culture, Camera Obscura, Debates in the Digital Humanities, and Media-N.