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panopticon

A building (often a jail) planned with corridors which radiate from a single, central point. A person located at the central point can observe each of the converging halls.
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The Transversality of Michel de Certeau: Foucault's Panoptic Discourse and the Cartographic Impulse.
The pedestrian does not enjoy the panoptic view from above.
Re/Forming the Anorexic 'Prisoner': Inpatient Medical Treatment as the Return to Panoptic Femininity" Cultural Studies <--> Critical Methodologies 6.
As for a 'panoptic' characterisation, albeit without Benthamian insinuations, Biersack makes it in a much later paper (1999:76): 'All space and all time are equally exposed to the panoptic vision of his one eye, the solar orb (nai lene or "sun eye"), locating him extraterrestrially everywhere and everywhen but therefore nowhere and nowhen' (emphasis JM).
The acquisition of Panoptic, based in Salt Lake City, by Sysnet consolidates Sysnet's rapidly growing presence and reputation in the U.
GANDY (2002) also analysed data mining as a form of panoptic sorting, where DANNA & GANDY (2002) highlight some fundamental concerns about fairness and distributive justice regarding price discrimination, weblining and marketing discrimination.
This has been discussed in terms of the panoptic system that Michel Foucault extrapolates from Jeremy Bentham's panopticon model of prison design.
But where Humphrey describes a diachronic oscillation of the Mongol landscape, the contestation between urban developers' maps and shamanic visions is a contemporary South Korean dynamic, with the official mapmakers' panoptic clearly ascendant but with shamans and gods tenaciously inhabiting and reconfiguring sacred space.
Andrew Robertson's drawing shown here was made from his home observatory near Bungay in Suffolk in 2010 July using a 30cm Dall-Kirkham telescope and 27mm Panoptic eyepiece, giving a magnification of x 135.
Peter Makin's 16-1 shot Swift Bird put in an encouraging performance, finishing fourth to Sir Henry Cecil's Panoptic, while Webbow did better when finding only Reel Buddy Star too good CHARITY PAINTING Paintings do not feature too prominently in scenes from EastEnders but when they do it is almost certain they are the work of Birmingham artist Sue Howells, who sponsored the 51/2f filles' handicap at Warwick to raise funds for Heart Research UK.
Yet for all this frenzied activity, scholarly overviews and attempts at panoptic synthesis are surprisingly hard to come by, particularly in the English language.
Panoptic dreams; streetscape video surveillance in Canada.