Current Book Projects
The Seven Deadly Sins of Digital Culture:
What Today's Technology is Doing to Our Souls
Pride and the Quantified Self
Envy and Social Media
Lust and Porn
Gluttony and Binging
Greed and Big Data
Wrath and Cyber Bullying
Sloth and Artificial Intelligence
I am also working on a book tentatively titled The Art that Andy Warhol Stole: The Tragic - and Luminous - Life of Jim Harvey.
The book is about the deceased artist Jim Harvey who is best known as the creator of the Brillo box that Andy Warhol copied and made famous with his Brillo Box sculptures. However, Jim was an accomplished Abstract Expressionist painter in his own right and lived an exciting and remarkable life. The project takes the form of a collage of interviews, letters, journal entries, newspaper and magazine clippings, and postcards.
Here's a 7 minute PechKucha talk I gave in Boston about the book and Jim's life. It's a quick and fun intro. Check it out!
And here are some of the artifacts I use to retell his story and a few examples of his paintings:
Here's a link to my other book Crisis of Transcendence: A Theology of Digital Art and Culture
Here are a few links to some other things I've written and some interviews:
USA Today: "Hollywood Gets Religion"
Convergence: "The Transmediated Self"
Washington Times: "Churches Offer Ash Wednesday Rite for the On-the-Go-Set"
Religion and the Arts: "Reflections From the Bottom of a Brillo Box"
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "DFW Churches Use Marketing to Draw Worshippers on Easter"
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies: "The Devil in Fred Stonehouse: The Aesthetics of Evil After Evil"
The Journal of Religion and Film: "There's No Place Like Home: From Oz to Antichrist"