Jason Edward Lewis is a digital media poet, artist, and software designer. He founded Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media, where he directs research/creation projects on computation as a creative and cultural material. He co-founded the Initiative for Indigenous Futures and the Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace research network. Lewis is a Trudeau Fellow, University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary, and Professor of Computation Arts at Concordia University, Montreal. Lewis' creative work has been featured at Ars Electronica, Mobilefest, Urban Screens, ISEA, SIGGRAPH, and FILE, among other venues, and has been recognized with the inaugural Robert Coover Award for Best Work of Electronic Literature, a Prix Ars Electronica Honorable Mention, several imagineNATIVE Best New Media awards and five solo exhibitions. His scholarly writings on mobile media, video game design, computational texts and typography, machinima and experimental pedagogy with Indigenous communities have appeared in numerous edited collections, journals and conference proceedings. Before joining academia, Lewis spent fifteen years in Silicon Valley exploring early digital and networked media at the Institute for Research on Learning, Fitch Design, and Interval Research. In 2009 he founded Arts Alliance Laboratory, the research and development arm of London-based venture capital firm Arts Alliance. Born and raised in northern California, he is Cherokee, Hawaiian and Samoan.
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