At Play in the Fields of the Future

“We need to build our own sandbox and play in it how we want”

Jason Edward Lewis
Jason Edward Lewis is a digital-media poet, artist, and software designer. He founded Obx Labs, where he helps design new means of creating and reading digital texts, systems for creative use of mobile technology, and virtual environments to assist Aboriginal communities in preserving their histories. Along with Skawennati, he co-directs Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace, the Skins Video Game Workshop, and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. A former Carnegie Fellow and current Trudeau Fellow, Jason has been recognized with the inaugural Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature, a Prix Ars Electronica honourable mention, and several ImagineNative Best New Media awards. He is a professor in computational arts at Concordia University where he holds a research chair in computational media and the Indigenous future imaginary. He is of Cherokee, Hawaiian, and Samoan descent.