• Design

  • Gabriel Schaffzin

  • Assistant Professor

E gabis@yorku.ca

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego)

BIOGRAPHY

Gabi Schaffzin is an artist, educator, and researcher based in San Diego. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Art Practice Concentration at University of California, San Diego. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Babson College in Wellesley and an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design’s Dynamic Media Institute. His dissertation project combines design history, disability studies, and a history of computing to trace the history of designed pain scales in the United States throughout the 20th century. He was a 2018–19 recipient of the Andrew V. and Florence W. White Dissertation Scholarship from the UC Humanities Research Institute and his writing has appeared in the Review of Disability Studies and PUBLIC. He is on the organizing committee for Theorizing the Web, an annual conference and non-profit organization focused on facilitating discourse on tech between scholars, activists, artists, and more.

Design

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Loris Dotto

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Gabriel Schaffzin

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Andrew M. Tomcik

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David Scadding

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Don Newgren

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Wojtek E. Janczak

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Rich Miziolek

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Antonia Schneider

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Judy Matadial

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Andrea DiFlorio Sgro

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Paul Sych

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Sandra Gabriele

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David Cabianca

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Robert Gill

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David Gelb

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Angela Norwood

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Albert Ng

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Shital Desai

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Jan Hadlaw