Rich Lewis | Prescott College

Rich Lewis

Academic Statement

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, critical posthumanism, and media literacy.


B.A. English, University of Washington, 1988

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

Ph.D. Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), 2020 (expected)


Lewis, R. S. (Forthcoming, 2020). Technological gaze: Understanding how technologies transform perception. In A. Daly, F. Cummins, J. Jardine, & D. Moran (Eds.) Perception and the inhuman gaze: Perspectives from philosophy, phenomenology and the sciences. Routledge.

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

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


Enhancing Postphenomenology with Time: Instrumentalizing the Temporal Impact. Technology and Temporality Workshop,  25 Oct 2019. Vienna, Austria

Enhancing Transhumanism’s Foundation with the Complex Posthuman Subject. Beyond Humanism.  9-12 July 2019,  Lille, France. 

It's About Time: Developing a Temporal Relation with Postphenomenology. Society for Philosophy and Technology. 20-22 May 2019, College Station, Texas. 

Moving Beyond the Artifact to Intra-subjective Technological Mediation. Human-Technology Relations: Postphenomenology & Philosophy of Technology, 11-13 July 2018, Enschede, Netherlands

Technological Gaze: A Mediated Posthumanist Sense of Technology. The Inhuman Gaze and Perceiving Otherwise. 6-9 June 2018, Paris, France.

Divorcing Humanism: Introducing Transhumanism to Mediated Posthumanism. Investigating Transhumanisms and their Narratives, 20-22 June 2018, Lille, France.

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.