Matthew  Tarr

Matthew Tarr

In the early 90s, while working on my degree in Anthropology, I discovered the World Wide Web. My focus became the use of technology in support of scientific efforts. I dove into professional mapping tools, hand-stitched “QuickTimeVR” panoramas, digitized thousands of catalog cards, wrote kids’ games in javascript, I built 3d models of excavations and slowly became a coder in earnest.
My experience building web apps brought me to the American Museum of Natural History, where I spent a decade building hundreds of interactives to bring the Museum’s science to school kids and adult learners around the globe. In 2012 I became the Director of Digital Architecture working across many digital efforts in alignment with and in shaping of our overarching digital strategy. I live in NYC with my wife and 4 kids.