Jason Edward Lewis, Trudeau Fellow and Full Professor in the Concordia Department of Design and Computation Arts., A digital media artist, poet and software designer. He founded Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media to explore how computation can be used as a creative and critical material in culturally aware contexts. From Obx, Lewis directs the Initiative for Indigenous Futures, a project focused on how Indigenous communities imagine themselves seven generations hence.
Richard K. Sherwin, Wallace Stevens Professor of Law and Director of the Visual Persuasion Project at New York School of Law, author of Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque (2011), and designer of the course “Visual Persuasion in the Law,” the first course in the U.S. to teach students about the role, efficacy, and pitfalls of using visual evidence and visual advocacy in contemporary legal practice.
Constance Classen, cultural historian, author of The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (1998), The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch (2012) and general editor of the 6-volume Cultural History of the Senses set from Bloomsbury (2014), as well as diverse works in sensory museology, including “The Museum of the Senses” (forthcoming).