Jimmy Mathews

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Previously, I was a PhD student in the mathematics department at Stony Brook University, until the summer of 2017. I am also an anarchist, a luddite, a communist, and a utopian. I believe in the future promise of technological instrumentalism and democratic engineering to end poverty, end disenfranchisement, and promote free scholarship.


gman, a general-purpose text-mode graph navigation and annotation tool (I'm also working on a fork of gman that is an OWL ontology explorer)
Macaulay2 program to calculate 4d tensor invariants using the umbral calculus
Perspective cube drawing in geogebra, and a note explaining how to draw cubes, drawn from George Francis' A Topological Picturebook
Matt Genkin's project to see geodesic configurations on hyperbolic surfaces


Agent-oriented "natural language" programming
The public mandate
Let me think, the web log of the secular monastery project


2017. My PhD thesis, Curve jets, submanifolds families, and envelopes
2016. Multi-focal tensors as invariant differential forms


MAT 200
MAT 211
MAT 312/AMS 351
MAT 514


September 28 2017 handout about curve jets, from a talk at TU Berlin
July 31 2017. Multi-focal tensors as invariant differential forms, and envelopes of line congruences (SIAM mini-symposium on algebraic vision, at Atlanta, Georgia)
September 27 2016. Computing for mathematics, 1st- and 2nd-year student seminar at SBU

Images and videos

Math graphics
Solar car
Box house

Unaffiliated links:

CMU Link Grammar    XTAG project    Attempto Project
Machine Intelligence Research Institute    OpenCog Foundation    OpenAI
Free Software Foundation    Electronic Frontier Foundation    Digital Government Society    Center for Democracy and Technology    Open Technology Institute
Participatory Budgetary Project    Institute for Local Self-Reliance    Bell Policy Center