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Above all else, Michel Foucault believed in the freedom of people. He also realized that as individuals, we react to situations in different ways. His used his. 21 Jun The French philosopher Michel Foucault () has a set of insights that can help clarify how social media affects us on a psychological. In his study of the origins of the prison, Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison, Michel Foucault explored the invention of the Panopticon, a way for a guard.

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Instead of using violent methods, such as torture, and placing prisoners in dungeons that were used for centuries in monarchial states around the world, the progressive modern democratic state needed a different sort of system to regulate its citizens. Yet a like is still a social signal, right? Deleuze and nomadic creativity Hour of the mayfly: In his view, knowledge is forever connected to power, and often wrote them in this way: Reblogged this on Foucault News.

Bentham remained bitter throughout his later life about the rejection of the Panopticon scheme, convinced that it had been thwarted by the King and an aristocratic elite. July 19, at 1: The performative aspect of sharing shapes the logic and experience of the act panopptico.

My impression is that we see things in a similar light, more so than this panoptivo would suggest. Has it produced a spike in the stats? Anyway, sorry for the ramble — just some thoughts! The French philosopher Michel Foucault revitalised interest in the panopticon in his book Discipline and Punish.



Is the metaphor of a panopticon appropriate for voluntary surrender of privacy? Foucault’s theory states that knowledge is power:. This section appears to contain trivial, minor, or unrelated references to popular culture.

The panopticon has also become a symbol of the extreme measures that some companies take in the name of efficiency as well as to guard against employee theft, documented in a paper by Max Haiven and Scott Stoneman entitled Wal-Mart: And it was through following a path of self awareness and regulation because I know the Panopticon exists. I feel similarly about Facebook.

Reblogged this on Vita da cani and commented: He gave us instruments of analysis, but offered no weapons. You are not sure.


The building circular —A cage, glazed—a glass lantern about the Size of Ranelagh —The prisoners in their cells, occupying the circumference—The officers in the centre. University of Tennessee Press. In sharing online, we are playing to a crowd.

Foucault did not view the effects of power negatively. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Strangely, the cell-mates act in matters as if they are being watched, though they cannot be certain eyes are actually on them.

Fascinating and much appreciated. Users of DIALOG found that the system facilitated not only innovation and collaboration, but also relaxation, as many employees began to use the system to joke with one another and discuss non-work related topics. Was pretty happy with that!

Bentham described the Panopticon as “a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example”. Thank you again for the time to craft and posts these insights! Bentham remained bitter throughout his later life about the rejection of the Panopticon scheme, convinced that it had been thwarted by the King and an aristocratic elite. As a work of architecture, the panopticon allows a watchman to observe occupants without the occupants knowing whether or not they are being watched.


A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology in some respects… I have been thinking about this topic mainly in relation to the effect of govt surveillance in places such as China, but the idea of communal surveillance is also applicable.

So I would say that the original precept put forward by dear Samuel was severely flawed with regards to social media, including doing what they do, through social media channels. Social network analysis software Diaspora software Web 2.

For example, whether this type of visuality is as asymmetrical, and — I think more importantly — being co-opted for the same political exercise. It is extraordinary to be able to access information about individuals and to monitor others that is, subject them to your gaze and judgement in such an unprecedented way.

I am surprised you made it so panoptido. July 28, at 5: Obviously more like e-guidelines, Jack!