Ashley Jane Lewis

Ashley Jane Lewis

 

 

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Meet Ashley Jane Lewis

Ashley Jane Lewis is a maker, baker, coder, and new media artist. She is currently studying ITP at Tisch School of the Arts in NYC. Ashley was named one of the top 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada.

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We talk about…

  • Girl Guides as medium between the past and present
  • Beekeeping
  • Preserving
  • Data Weaving
  • Choosing a college major
  • Being a “Jane of All Trades”
  • Physical fabrication w power tools
  • Growing up with parents who were always making and learning new things
  • Valuing pursuits that you’re not paid for
  • Growing up with a freedom of learning
  • Learning to code in university
  • Robotics
  • Animation
  • Wearables
  • 50 Years of Bond Spy Making Project
  • Spark Makers
  • Maker Spaces
  • Robotics, coding, fabrication
  • Taking apart electronics to see how they work
  • Black box mentality
  • Hack Lab, Toronto
  • Psych 3M, Toronto
  • Being a generalist
  • Burn out from specializing
  • Data weaving
  • Intersection of technology and culture
  • Afrofuturism (using tech to inspire people of color to pursue technology)
  • Family heritage woven into clothes in African heritage
  • Tartan
  • Information conveyed in textiles
  • Explore Spaces
  • Fab Labs
  • Being interested in old forms of making and new forms of making
  • Encoding messages in recipes during women’s suffrage
  • Morse code
  • Foraging
  • Fermentation
  • Raspberry Shrub
  • Scobies
  • Kombucha
  • Curiosity as the spark of creativity
  • Creativity as seeking information
  • Activism and technology
  • Burnout
  • CBC’s Ramona Pringle
  • Girls learning to code
  • Bitmaker, Toronto

 

 

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