Jacob Gaboury is an Assistant Professor of New Media History and Theory in the Department of Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley. His work engages the history and theory of digital media, with particular focus on digital images and visual culture.
From 2015-2016 he was a postdoctoral fellow with Lorraine Daston at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and in 2014 held a junior fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS) at Leuphana University. Most recently Gaboury was a Research Fellow at the Bauhaus University's International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy (IKKM) in Weimar, Germany. He has previously held fellowships from the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Lemelson Center of the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History, and the Social Science Research Council.
His work has appeared in a wide range of popular and academic publications, including most recently the Journal of Visual Culture, Camera Obscura, Debates in the Digital Humanities, Rhizome, continent., and Art Papers.
Gaboury holds a PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication and an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University.