* 1963, currently based: New York City
John F. Simon, Jr. is an artist who uses programming language as an activated extension of written language. His software programs are displayed on the Web and also on wall-mounted LCD screens. His software compositions never repeat. The beautiful patterns and movement emerge from Simon's process of considering computer coding as a kind of creative writing. He made an artist's book about his software drawing tools that was published at Printed Matter in New York City.
2012 Mutual Core, Biophilia - a software project collaboration with Björk
2000 Aldrich Museum Trustee's Award for an Emerging Artist
1989 MFA, Computer Art, School of Visual Arts, New York
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- »CodeDoc II« 2003
Paul, Christiane. Digital Art. World of Art Series, New York: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 2008.
Simon Jr., John F. and Deidre Stein Greben. »How Bloopers Become Breakthroughs.« ARTnews (November 2006): 174.
Tribe, Mark and Reena Jana and Uta Grosenick, ed. New Media Art. Cologne: Taschen, 2006.
Blais, Joline and Jon Ippolito. At the Edge of Art. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006.
Baumgärtel, Tilman. Net.Art 2.0: Neue Materialen zur Netzkunst. Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2001.
Simon Jr., John F.. »Building Process.« Millennium Film Journal , no. 27 (Winter 1994): 37-45.
Simon Jr., John F.. »Are PC's PC?.« 10.8 Magazine 2, no. 2 (1991).