Dr Mark Tarver

Home Brief Bio Computing and AI Philosophy Poetry Esotericism

This web site was built to bring together the diverse elements of my character and interests; it is an eclectic mixture of the very ancient and the very modern.  Like my life, it is in a perpetual state of construction. 

In the computer science section you'll find material on my programming language Shen and links to essays and video lectures.  I taught artificial intelligence at Leeds university from 1990-1999 and I was active in writing poetry from 1993-1996; some of these poems to have been put to music.

I still retain a great affection for philosophy, my alma mater as it were, and the logical and analytical aspects of philosophy in relation to computing command my attention.  This area I call computational philosophy.

I have an interest in esotericism and I am a Taoist of sorts. I find links with internal alchemy in many other traditions, particularly Kabbalah and Tantra.  I wrote the first of two volumes on the Tarot and I used to run a school but found that my other interests competed for attention and so now I work on this aspect through my personal site.

I hope you find something in this grab-bag which will catch your interest.

Mark Tarver