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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The 30-year-old Snowden, now a fugitive being hunted down for violating the secret workings of this gigantic panopticon, sends out a simple message: "The public needs to decide whether these policies are right or wrong.
I maintain no more than that Smith's impartial spectator, Bentham's Panopticon, and the emergence of new devices for the narration of consciousness are salient topographic features that allow us to view the coming to being of a profound sociocultural code.
Currently celebrating our 40th Anniversary, Panopticon Gallery, (est.
This penitentiary house could be called a Panopticon, which expresses its fundamental utility in a single word, namely the faculty of seeing at a single glance everything that occurs within" (2).
The Panopticon, the world's oldest surviving music hall, will be showing a selection of Stan Laurel's films and the author will give a presentation followed by a Q&A on Tuesday.
Fred wrote a novel, The Panopticon, which he says "gives an impression of that rather mixed experience".
The Panopticon digitally enhanced creates a consciousness of permanent visibility and data capture as forms of power, where spatial enclosure and lock ups are no longer necessary for control any more.
It is the panopticon as entertainment; Foucault's idea of observation being arranged so that the "surveillance is permanent in its effects, even if it is discontinuous in its action.
By extension, a panopticon is about social control through surveillance, a subject that the more conspiracy-minded among us should be familiar with.
Markus Roithmeier has previously held positions within Investor Panopticon AB, and has been board director of DataVirtuality, VP Sales of QlikTech AB, VP Sales & Marketing Jedox AG, and managing consultant with PA Consulting Group.
Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon, in particular, is an example of a system of carceral punishment that avoids physical abuse, but it would likely result in troubling psychological consequences for those detained within.
Vale la pena detenerse un poco en esta figura, que recuerda el panopticon de Jeremy Bentham y Michel Foucault.