Jay Reinier's work tightropes the boundary between speech and sound, often taking the form of creative/critical hypertexts, performances, and installations. Inspired by posthumanist ideas, their work challenges anthropocentrism, using technology and multimedia to articulate technological, ghostly ways of being.

Reinier attended Oberlin College and Conservatory, where they studied composition and comparative literature. They received Highest Honors for his undergraduate thesis, "Demons of Analogy: The Encounter Between Music and Language After Mallarmé," which investigates how French Symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé theorizes a musical poetics, and how music speaks back at this poetics. They have designed and taught four courses in Oberlin's Experimental College which explore experimental literature and posthumanist philosophies. They currently live and work in New York City and are getting their MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College.