Jacob Gaboury
Asst. Professor of Digital Media & Visual Culture
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Stony Brook University



Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Visual Culture 2014-Present
Stony Brook University, Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook, NY

Postdoctoral Fellow, "Ideas and Practices of Rationality" 2015-2016
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany

Junior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study for Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS), 2014
Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany



New York University, PhD, Media, Culture, & Communicaiton, 2014.

New York University, MA, Cinema Studies, 2008.

University of Puget Sound, BA, Spanish Language and Literature, 2005.



"Biometrics and Opacity: A Conversation" with Zach Blas (Buffalo), Camera Obscura. Durham: Duke University Press. (forthcoming)

“Hidden Surface Problems: On the Digital Image as Material Object,” Journal of Visual Culture 14, no. 1 (2015).

“Perspective” in Debugging Game History: A Critical Lexicon. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016.

“Graphics” in Critical Keywords for the Digital Humanities. Lüneburg: Meson Press, 2015.

"On Vernacular Computing" Art Papers Jan/Feb 2015.

"New Media Art" with James Hodge (Northwestern), in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Film and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press.

"Darling Sweetheart: Queer Objects in Early Computer Art" Metaverse Creativity: Building, Performing, Learning and Authorship in Online 3D Worlds. Special Issue, "The New Romantics" 2014 Vol. 3 No. 1 & 2. London: Intellect.

"On Uncomputable Numbers: The Origins of a Queer Computing" Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus. Summer 2013. Vol. 9 Issue 2.

"Image Objects: Computer Graphics and Object Orientation" World of the News, Vol. 1 Issue 2. Berlin: Transmediale 2012, in/compatible.

"Radical Ethology: Jussi Parikka's Insect Media" Artlink: Contemporary Art in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. "Phenomena" 2011 Vol. 31 No. 4 p. 40-41.

Various Publications. Rhizome.org 2010-Present <http://rhizome.org/profiles/gaboury/>



Adelle and Erwin Tomash Fellowship in the History of Information Technology, Charles Babbage Institute, 2014-2015.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Life Member's Fellowship in Electrical History, 2013-2014.

Lemelson Center Annual Fellowship, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 2013-2014.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Annual History Fellowship, 2012-2013.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Funded Research Assistantship, 2010 - 2011.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Dissertation Proposal Development Fellow, Summer 2010.

Dean's Scholarship, Cinema Studies, 2006 - 2007.

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Puget Sound, 2005.

Coolidge Otis Chapman Scholar, University of Puget Sound, 2005.

Dean's Scholarship, University of Puget Sound, 2001 - 2005.

Charles and Bertha Robbins Scholarship, University of Puget Sound, 2001 - 2005.



Staff Writer, Rhizome, The New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York, NY September 2010 - Present.

Research Assistant, Future Internet Architecture Initiative, National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 2010 - 2011.

Curatorial Assistant, Department of Digital Media, Museum of the Moving Image
Queens, NY 2008.

Research Assistant, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, New York University
New York, NY 2006 - 2007.



"Goodbye World: Compulsory Identification and the Limits of Computation" Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal, QC March 25-29, 2015

“Playing at the Machine: Esolangs and Queer Programming Language Design” for Queer OS: Queerness as Operating System (chair), Modern Language Association, Vancouver, BC Jan. 8-11, 2015

“Compiling a Queer Computation” American Studies Association, Los Angeles, CA Nov. 6-9, 2014

“On Uncomputable Numbers: Toward a Queer History of Computing” Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Oct. 18, 2014.

“What is a Digital Thing?” in Objects: The Medium is the Material. Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle, WA March 19-23, 2014.

"Image Objects: Computer Graphics at the University of Utah, 1965-1979" Futures Past: Design and Computation. MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA Nov. 21-23, 2013.

"Early Experiments in 3D Computer Graphics" Society for the History of Technology Annual Conference. Portland, ME Oct. 10-13, 2013.

"Object Standards and the Uneven Ontology of Computer Graphics" Societ for Literature, Science, and the Arts Annual Conference. Notre Dame, IL Oct. 3-6, 2013.

"Interactive Objects: 3D Graphics in the History of Games" The History of Games International Conference. Montreal, QC June 21-23, 2013.

"An Archeology of Uncomputable Numbers: Queer Media History" Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. Chicago, IL Mar. 6-10, 2013.

"On the Materiality of Simulated Objects" Para|Sites: Locations and Dislocations of Media, Neil Postman Graduate Conference. New York, NY Feb. 21-22, 2013.

"Computation and the Non-Human: New Directions in Queer Theory and Art." Official New Media Caucus Sponsored Panel, College Art Association Annual Conference. New York, NY Feb. 13-16, 2013.

"Beyond Universal Computation: Turing and the Origins of Queer Computing" American Studies Association Annual Meeting. San Juan, PR. Nov. 15-18, 2012.

"Against Productivity: On the Queer History of Computation". Marxism and New Media.
Duke University, Durham, NC January 20-21, 2012.

"Image Objects: Computer Graphics and Object Orientation". in/compatible Research.
Workshop. Berlin, Germany November 16-18, 2011.

"Values in Design for the Future Internet Architecture". Future Internet Architecture
. National Science Foundation, Berkeley, CA May 25-26, 2011.

"New Forms of Collaboration For Network Architecture Design". Future Internet Architecture
. National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA November 16-18, 2010.



"On Uncomputable Numbers, or A Queer History of Computing" Pratt Institute, Dept. of Media Studies, Feb. 26, 2015.

"Image Objects: An Archaeology of Computer Graphics" Genres of Scholarly Knowledge Production, Dec. 10-12 2015, HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden.

"Queer Tools for the Digital Humanities" University of Puget Sound Alumni Lecture. Dec. 8, 2014.

"Queer New Media Art" Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI Oct. 2-4, 2014.

"Image Objects" Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures. June 18, 2014 Basel, Switzerland.

"Crafting Your Professional Online Presence" Panelist. NYU Libraries Digital Scholarship Services. April 10, 2014. New York, NY.

"Queer Histories of Computing" Queer Internet Studies Workshop. Columbia University School of Journalism. April 4, 2014. New York, NY.

"On Uncomputable Numbers: Queer Histories of Computing" Learning to See Systems Colloquium. Guest Lecturer. University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne. Feb. 18, 2014. Urbana-Champagne, IL.

"Beyond Big Data: The Politics of Vision in Complex Systems" Respondent. College Arts Association Annual Conference. Feb. 12-15, 2014. Chicago, IL.

"In Progress: Queer Histories of Computing" Queer Art and Technology (QUAT) Research Group. Presentation. Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. Jan. 20, 2014. New York, NY.

"Beyond Silicon Valley: Computer Graphics at the University of Utah" Smithsonian Institute Colloquium, National Museum of American History, Washington D. C. Jan. 14, 2014.

"Re-Programming Media History" School for Poetic Computation. Brooklyn, NY. Nov. 4, 2013. <http://sfpc.io/>

"The Electronic Picture" Visions of the Now / Visioner av Nuet. Stockholm, SE May 24-26, 2013. <http://www.visionsofthenow.com/>

HASTAC Scholars: Alan Turing, Cybernetics, and the Digital Humanities. Invited Guest with Jack Halberstam, Jennifer Rhee, David Bates, Tom Foster, and Rudy Rucker. February 2013. <http://hastac.org/forums/alan-turing-first-digital-humanist>

VITAL CONTENT: HYPER ZOOM. Panel on Internet Art and Documentary Film, Moderator. Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY Oct. 21, 2012. <http://www.uniondocs.org/vital-content-hyper-zoom/>

"Teapot / Box: Graphical Object Standards" Doctoral Research Colloquium, New York University, October 5, 2012.

"Computation and the Nonhuman" Panelist, Queer Media Art, Empyre Listserv June 2012. Co-panelists included Jack Halberstam, Lauren Berlant, Ricardo Dominguez, and Heather Davis. <http://lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au/pipermail/empyre/2012-June/thread.html>

“Moving Image Technology of Tomorrow.” Panelist. Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair. New York, NY March 10, 2012. <http://www.moving-image.info/about/events-new-york-2012/>



PROGRAM: MEDIA AND LITERATURE, Principal Organizer, New York University Departments of
Comparative Literature and Media, Culture, and Communication, 2012 - 2013 <http://www.programseries.com/>.

"Teapot, Rabbit, Box: Object Standards in Computer Graphics." Participant. Princeton/Weimar Summer School for Media Studies, Princeton University 06/17/12 - 06/23/12 <http://ssms.princeton.edu/>.

"Image Objects: Computer Graphics and Object Orientation." Participant. Transmediale Workshop on in/compatible Research. Berlin, Germany 11/16/11 - 11/18/11 <http://www.transmediale.de/content/transmediale-2012-incompatible>.

"Values in Design for the Future Internet Architecture". Research Assistant. Future Internet Architecture Initiative National Science Foundation, Berkeley, CA 05/25/11 - 05/26/11.

"New Forms of Collaboration For Network Architecture Design". Research Assistant. Future Internet Architecture Initiative. National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA 11/16/10 - 11/18/10.



Free, Editorial Fellow, The New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY
10/20/10 - 1/23/11 <http://archive.newmuseum.org/index.php/Detail/Occurrence/Show/occurrence_id/1092>.

TROLL, Co-Curator, Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY 07/10/10 - 07/15/10 <http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/11727>.



English, Native.

Spanish, Highly Proficient.

German, Reading and Translation.