Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy (McGill University)
building community via creative arts, urban sound art and in-situ installations.
eric.lewis [at] mcgill.ca (> Email)
Ongoing projects and recent publications
- AUMI as a tool for socialization and the achievement of pedagogic goals in children with disabilities—analysis of pilot project data
- Singing Identity—Jeanne Lee’s Vocal Practice; A study of her vocal practice and its relationship to theories of the construction of intersectional identities. (book)
- Creative Urban Sound-Walk Apps
- Design and Implementation of fully adaptive Playgrounds
- Best Practices for Community—University—Private Sector Research Partnerships Development of Success Indicators for Community-Facing Cultural Programs
- (forthcoming) “AUMI and the Ethics of Technology—A Personal Encounter”, chapter in Improvising Across Abilities: Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), under contract with Univ. of Michigan Press (principle editor, Sherrie Tucker)
- (forthcoming) “An Historical Account of the AUMI Desktop Application”, chapter in Improvising Across Abilities: Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), (last author, with John Sullivan, Ivan Franco, Ian Hattwick and Thomas Ciufo), under contract with Univ. of Michigan Press (principle editor, Sherrier Tucker)
- “Reinscribing the Noise: New media-walk technologies and the politics of community engagement” in: Sonic Engagement, Routledge, 2022 (with Christos Carras).
Eric Lewis. "This Ain’t A Hate Thing: Jeanne Lee and the Subversion of the Jazz Standard", Jazz and Culture, vol. 1, 2018.
Eric Lewis, Georgina Born & William Straw (eds.). Improvisation and Social Aesthetics, Duke University Press, 2017.
Eric Lewis. "What is “Great Black Music”? The Social Aesthetics of the AACM in Paris", in G. Born, E. Lewis & W. Straw (eds.), Improvisation and Social Aesthetics, 2017.
Eric Lewis. The Video Art of Sylvia Safdie, McGill Queens Press, 2013.
Eric Lewis. "The Cosmic Alloy: Xenakis as Platonic Demiurge", in Sharon Kanach (ed.), Exploring Xenakis, Pendragon, 2012.
Eric Lewis. Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentary on Book IV of Aristotle’s Meteorologia, Duckworth and Cornell University Press, 1996.