[The User] takes its name from a term employed by our technocratic society, especially in design-related fields such as engineering, architecture and software development. The term 'user' objectifies and reduces individuality to an abstract and generic ideal. This reduction is employed wherever abstract rational methodology is applied to situations involving real people. Once this reduction is made, it becomes much easier to treat the faceless, formless 'user' in an inhuman fashion. In our society we employ the impersonal term 'user' to justify the infliction of neon lighting, plastic cutlery and Muzak on a huge majority of our population.
[The User] is an artists' collective formed of two members: architect Thomas McIntosh and composer Emmanuel Madan.
|[The User]||Symphony #2 For Dot Matrix Printers (Album)||Staalplaat||US||2002||Sell This Version|
|ASP 2016||[The User]||Abandon (CD)||Asphodel||ASP 2016||US||2003||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|STmCD 016||[The User]||Symphony #1 For Dot Matrix Printers (CD, Mini)||Staalplaat||STmCD 016||Netherlands||1999||Sell This Version|