C.E.B. Reas is an artist who employs ideas explored in conceptual and minimal artworks as focused through the contemporary lens of software. Reas’ software and images are derived from short text instructions explaining processes that define networks. The instructions are expressed in different media including natural language, machine code, computer simulations, and static images. Each translation reveals a different perspective on the process and combines with the others to form a more complete representation.
Reas is also notable for having created the Processing programming language. Along with Ben Fry they created the software while at MIT.