Jared Tarbell

Jared Tarbell


Jared Tarbell is one part Magical Mystery Tour (Lennon/McCartney), one part Brandenburg Concerto (J.S. Bach), and one part Somnium (Robert Rich).

In July 2005, Jared co-founded Etsy, an online marketplace to buy and sell handmade goods.

Born 1973 in the high altitude desert city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, he was first introduced to personal computers in 1987. Jared's interest in computation has grown in direct relation to the processing power of these machines.

Jared holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from New Mexico State University. He is expressly interested in the emergent phenomena of generative systems.

When not engaged in programming, Jared nearly always tries to find himself outside, exploring mysterious wilderness areas of the American southwest.


The Computational Landscape

This will be my first 'Inspired Session' with John Davey and the FOTB / GBN crew, and I am excited about it. Set later in the day, apart from the block to block rigor of the conference schedule, I get to talk about whatever I want. I intend to take full advantage of the opportunity.

You will be relaxed. The room will be dark. New York City will wait for us outside. We'll light the walls with organized pixels, evidence of the complex computational structures unfolding beneath. I will share unusual ideas, algorithms, processes, pitfalls, mysteries, and artifacts from a computational landscape.

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