Jason, a Hawaiian and Samoan man with a shaved head, salt and pepper beard, and black and white graphic button-up, is pictured from the shoulders up. He stands outside, next to a wooden fence and surrounded by lush green plants, smiling warmly at the camera.

Jason Edward Lewis is a digital media theorist, poet, and software designer. He founded Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media, where he conducts research/creation projects exploring computation as a creative and cultural material. Lewis is deeply committed to developing intriguing new forms of expression by working on conceptual, critical, creative, and technical levels simultaneously. He is the University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary as well Professor of Computation Arts at Concordia University. Lewis was born and raised in northern California and currently lives in Montreal. 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.



Photo by Lisa Graves © Concordia University

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