Academics at Prescott College

Richard S. Lewis, M.A.

Library Director

Richard S. Lewis, M.A.
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Richard has worked in Academic Libraries since 2004, and started working in the Prescott College Library in 2005. His expertise is in usability and research. He is currently on leave (since July 2016) pursuing his doctorate in Belgium. His research is interdisciplinary, based in philosophy of technology and media & communications. His focus is on how technology is converging with the human subject. His academic disciplines are based in postphenomenology and critical posthumanism.

"To understand just one life you have to swallow the world"

Salman Rushdie

Education

Education

B.A. English, University of Washington, 1988

M.A. Library and Information Science, University of Arizona, 2003

Research

Research

Richard's current research involves trying to understand what it means to be a human subject in an age of ubiquitous technology. Not only is technology all around us, it is now merging with the human subject. He rejects the stand humanist doctrine, which is based in the 18th century Enlightenment. Instead, he is using mediated posthumanism, combining postphenomenology with critical posthumanism.

Publications

Publications

Lewis, R. (2018). Hello Anthropocene, Goodbye Humanity: Reassessing Transhumanism Through Postphenomenology. Glimpse, 19.

Lewis, R. (2017). Turning Our Back on Art: A Postphenomenological Study of Museum Selfies. Kunstlicht, 38(4), 92-99.

Presentations

Presentations

Reterritorializing Photography in Social Media: Using Media Ecology, Postphenomenology, and Posthumanism to Enhance Media Literacy. Society for Phenomenology and Media, 14-16 March 2018, Akureyri, Iceland.

Appropriating Selfies on Facebook: A Postphenomenological Case Study in the Post-truth Era. Photomedia, 26-28 March 2018, Helsinki, Finland.

Embracing Complexity: Moving the Human Enhancement Debate Beyond Humanism. Beyond Humanism. 19-22 July 2017, Rome, Italy.                                                                             

Augmenting Museums with the Self(ie): A Postphenomenological Inquiry. Society for Philosophy and Technology. 14-17 June 2017, Darmstadt, Germany.      

Hello Anthropocene, Goodbye Humanity: Reassessing Transhumanism Through Postphenomenology. Society for Phenomenology and Media, 15-17 March 2017, Brussels, Belgium.