Lewis, Jason Edward
Jason Edward Lewis
Associate Professor, Design and Computation Arts
Research Director, Obx Labs
Co-director, Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace
Co-director, Skins Summer Institute
- MPhil, Royal College of Art for Dynamic Poetry: Introductory Remarks to a New Medium
telephone: 514-848-2424 ext. 4813
location: EV 6-741
Jason Edward Lewis is Associate Professor of Design and Computation Arts. He is a digital media artist, poet and software designer. He founded Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media, where he directs research/ creation projects using virtual environments to assist Aboriginal communities in preserving, interpreting and communicating cultural histories, devising new means of creating and reading digital texts, developing systems for creative use of mobile technology. He co-founded and co-directs the Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace research network that is investigating how Aboriginal people can participate in the shaping of our digital media future, and co-directs workshop combining traditional stories and game design at the Kahnawake First Nations' high school. Lewis is deeply committed to developing intriguing new forms of expression by working on conceptual, creative and technical levels simultaneously. His creative work has been featured at the Ars Electronica Center, ISEA, SIGGRAPH, Urban Screens and Mobilefest, among other venues, his writing about new media has been presented at conferences, fes- tivals and exhibitions on four continents and his work with Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace has won multiple awards.
He received his MPhil from the Royal College of Art for Dynamic Poetry: Introductory Remarks to a New Medium.areas of expertise:
Digital text, electronic literature, computational typography, Aboriginal new media.