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A Diagram of Panoptic Surveillance

This article critiques a number of recent attempts to outline a contemporary theory of panoptic surveillance. It argues that an updated Foucaultian thesis must take into consideration the decentered and networked aspects of information technologies in an attempt to explain … Continue reading

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Foucault and the Architecture of Surveillance – Creating Regimes of Power in Schools, Shrines, and Society

Michel Foucault’s critical studies concerning regimes of power are of special interest when applied to architecture. In particular, he warned of the hazards of building surveillance into architectural structures for the purpose of monitoring people and took as his historical … Continue reading

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