I’m an entrepreneur, author, and artist. At United Visual Arts LLC, which I founded in 2006, I invented and patented the defEYE® frame, which The Museum of Modern Art carried in its holiday catalog. My work in technology, sustainability, and art has led to a Presidential Executive Order, a Supreme Court victory, and a new social movement. I’ve been honored to serve as an advisor to the Clinton Administration, and to run several organizations over the years.
The New York Times calls City Without Walls, which I directed, "one of the most socially engaged and dynamic art spaces." We did lots of really cool things with art, technology, emerging artists and inner city kids in Newark, New Jersey, which changed the trajectories of many young lives, including a giant mural created by kids with severe disabilities. Despite the Great Recession, I was even able to create an arts stimulus plan that raised millions of dollars for these efforts.
In the 1990s, I helped transform the environmental movement by coauthoring landmark studies about environmental justice and green jobs. In the 1980s, I championed the first amendment as president of Public Data Access, Inc., advocating for the first federally mandated online public information system and winning a precedent-setting federal court battle over access to congressional finances. Vice President Al Gore praised my work which has been widely featured by ABC, CNN, NPR, USA Today, The Washington Post, and other media outlets.
Manga for Men, The Truth About Where You Live (Random House), On Every Wall, Deadly Deceit, and Sustainable America are a few of my books, and my paintings have exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul and the Allied Museum in Berlin. My PhD is from NYU, my AB is from Vassar College, and Who's Who even knows who I am!