#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 07 - 09 May 2018

Jared Tarbell

Jared S Tarbell is a computer programmer interested in the intersection of graphic arts and generative design.

In July 2005, Jared co-founded Etsy, the global marketplace to buy and sell handmade goods. More recently he built a toy factory to bring algorithmic design into the material world.

Jared holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from New Mexico State University.

When programming, he enjoys nodes, vectors, colors, physics, creating intricate structures, and also smashing them to pieces.

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

Generative Spaces

Generative algorithms have the capacity to produce complex and beautiful designs. Often times just a few simple rules can manifest incredible phenomena. The application of this particular class of programs have practical value and artistic beauty.

Jared explored these types of programs early in his career. Now his interest in these systems has deepened. No longer are we trapped in the domain of the pixel. Generatively designed computational artifacts can now be brought into the physical world with digital fabrication.

Through the use of several examples, a variety of techniques in the world of generative programming will be explored. Algorithms will be explained, secrets will be revealed, and haunting questions asked in this highly visual presentation designed to inspire.


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