About Ties are loose, up to the point of breaking up.
Thus the ontology of the user,
in so many ways,
mirrors the logic of capital.
Indeed, the ‘user’ is
the identity par excellence of capital
that seeks to extract itself
from rigid systems of regulation and control.
The user increasingly has become
a term corresponding with
the auto-configuration of self-invention.
Some would say the user is just a consumer:
silent and satisfied, until hell breaks loose.
The user is the identity of control by other means.
In this respect, the ‘user’ is
the empty vessel awaiting the spectral allure
of digital commodity cultures
and their promise of
‘mobility’ and ‘op