Current Book Project

The Seven Deadly Sins of Digital Culture:

What Today's Technology is Doing to Our Souls

  1. Pride and the Quantified Self
  2. Envy and Social Media
  3. Lust ands Porn
  4. Gluttony and Binging
  5. Greed and Big Data
  6. Wrath and Cyber Bullying
  7. Sloth and Artificial Intelligence

 


 Jim Harvey with two paintings in NYC circa 1960.  Photo courtesy of Bill Harvey.

Jim Harvey with two paintings in NYC circa 1960.  Photo courtesy of Bill Harvey.

I recently finished a book titled Out of the Box: The Art and Death of Jim Harvey.  It is under contract with SUNY and is currently in the review and editing process.

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 are a few links to some other things I've written and some interviews: