Residency Dates
  • May 2023 – June 2023
Abundant Intelligences

Jason Edward Lewis is a digital media theorist, poet, and software designer. He is deeply committed to developing new forms of expression by working on conceptual, critical, creative and technical levels simultaneously. Founder of Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media, he is University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary and Professor of Computation Arts, Concordia University. He directs the Initiative for Indigenous Futures and co-directs the Indigenous Futures Research Centre, the Indigenous Protocol and AI Workshops, the Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace research network, and the Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Video Game Design. He has been recognized with the inaugural Robert Coover Award for Best Work of Electronic Literature, two Prix Ars Electronica Honorable Mentions, several imagineNATIVE Best New Media awards and multiple solo exhibitions. He is editor of the Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence Position Paper and has contributed to chapters covering Indigenous futures, mobile media, video game design, machinima and experimental pedagogy with Indigenous communities. Lewis is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He received a B.S. in Symbolic Systems (Cognitive Science) and BA in German Studies (Philosophy) from Stanford University, and an M.Phil. in Design from the Royal College of Art.