[The User] is a contemporary art collective comprised of architect and installation artist Thomas McIntosh, and composer and sound artist Emmanuel Madan. This Canadian duo has attained wide international recognition for their ground-breaking projects Silophone and Symphony for Dot Matrix Printers, which re-imagine relationships between technological systems, culture and human experience in striking ways.
Symphony for Dot Matrix Printers was commissioned in 2004 and nominated for the Nam June Paik Award by Kunststiftung North Rhine-Westphalia. Concept, design & construction: [The User] - Thomas McIntosh and Emmanuel Madan. Software: Thaddeus Thomas, ReDada software. Electronic engineering and manufacture: David Ozsvari.