Deconditioning Stickers are stickers that look like the notification symbols from Facebook, Instagram, and other apps.
It's crazy how deeply emotionally trained everyone is to tap on those little numbers. By sticking this imagery out of context, Deconditioning Stickers are meant to undermine that training, or at least divert its energy for your amusement.
Initially created for my final project at SFPC, I went on to develop the second iteration seen here. Sticker sheets were distributed in NYC and mailed to participants around the world.
Your World of Text is a website presenting an infinite text wall where people can write and overwrite each other in real time. You navigate by scrolling, and the available space extends infinitely in every direction. Private worlds can also be created. Launched in 2009, Your World of Text been taught in new media curricula and remains one of the most popular web-art projects, with over 100,000 visitors per month.
The DFA is a simple model of computation central to theoretical computer science. Following an office hours discussion with Prof. Lenny Pitt at Illinois, I pursued and eventaully solved a nice generalization of classic DFA minimization. In this generalization, the resultant DFA is allowed to disagree with the input DFA on any finite set of strings. The results were presented in my paper Hyper-minimization in O(n2) at CIAA 2008.
(In one of those coincidences of discovery, I reached the initial theorems at the same time as a professor in Slovakia. We ended up co-publishing a different version of the paper.)
The work has since been improved and extended to more models of computation.
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