panopticon


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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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With this hatred of cruelty in mind, we turn to Bentham's model prison, the Panopticon.
The worst things I've had lobbed at me were sweets at the pantomime but if I get hit by a hot rivet during my Panopticon performance, I will know where my grandfather has ended up and it isn't heaven.
Similarly, in his discussion of Michel Foucault's metaphor of the panopticon state, Thomas Mathiesen posits that 'Foucault's thesis' is 'the control of the "soul"'.
However, this behavior of sharing information created the "participatory panopticon" effect, which is "a consumer panopticon based on positive benefits where the worst sanction is exclusion" (Whitaker, 1999, p.
Let's briefly refer to Foucault's text: 'the Panopticon is a machine for dissociating the see/being seen dyad; in the peripheric ring, one is totally seen, without ever seeing; in the central tower, one sees everything without ever being seen' (Foucault, 1979:201-02).
However, Bentham's incentive-oriented panopticon worked at the administrative level as well, and this aspect is the focus of Ekelund and Price's analysis.
Called the panopticon prison, Bentham's circular design had a mirrored tower in the middle.
Members of the No CCTV action group will gather in High Street, near to the Pavillions shopping centre, where they will set up a fake company called Panopticon Photography.
The original dimensions of the cells, windows, and bars have been maintained, and visitors can also look through a glass into the panopticon and the other wings, which are still in their original state.
Foucault explains that the body is 'docile' which can be manipulated through effective means of discipline such as the Panopticon (Foucault, 1977).
Panopticon versus New South Wales: Or, the Panopticon Penitentiary System, and the Penal Colonization System, Compared, in Bowring, J.