Gaby David


Gaby David


Gaby David

Uruguayan, living in Paris, currently completing a Ph.D. at the Laboratoire d’Histoire Visuelle Contemporaine, the Lhivic, at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, EHESS. Gaby holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts, (form the University Paris 8) and a strong danse-theatre background. Her portfolio includes numerous art exhibitions, performances and shows. Among others, she has taught at the Parisian Parsons School of Arts and Design and at the Institute of Political Sciences Rennes. Gaby also holds a TEFL’s (Teacher of English as a Foreign Language) diploma and has been teaching mainly English – but sometimes also Spanish -to adults for already more than ten years.

At the Lhivic, she is part of the Editorial Advisory Board of Culture Visuelle, the first French social media teaching and research platform, where she holds her own blog, and since 2008 she has been co-directing a methodological workshop for PhD candidates.

Gaby has spoken at a number of international conferences (Engagement and Exposure, Budapest, 2nd Digital Cultures, Manchester, HITI Sorbonne, Paris, Chinese University of Hong Kong) and participated in several seminars and doctoral schools, centering her research on the visual mobile mediascape. She has also participated in a project sponsored by the French National Research Association, which studied the state of the arts in the digital era.

Her research field approach is framed in mobile studies, visual studies and cultural studies and is centered in understanding the appropriations and representations of mobile images.

- L’incidence du camphone sur la construction de l’Automédialité, in Revue d’Etudes Culturelles, L’automédialité contemporaine, N°4 Hiver 2008, direction B. Jongy, Université de Bourgogne.

- Visual search: a survey of a few display systems, AltSearchEngines, July 31, 2008,

- In the moment, An Analysis of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Based on Camphone Video Broadcasts, Digital Natives Blog, Nov. 26, 2008,

- Clarifying the mysteries of an exposed intimacy: Another intimate representation mise en scene, Engagement and Exposure, Mobile Communication and the Ethics of Social Networking, Vol. 8 in the series ‘Communications in the 21st Century’, edited by Kristof Nyiri, published by Passagen Verlag, Vienna, 2009, pages 77-86.

- New Media Review : Cameraphone images, videos and live streaming : a contemporary visual trend, Visual Studies, 25: 1, 89-98, Routledge, 2010. On line

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