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a type of building designed by English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century; allows all (pan-) inmates to be observed (-opticon) by a single watchman without the inmates being able to tell whether or not they are being watched

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libertarian paternalism derives from Bentham's 'panopticon', a prison design enabling prisoners to be watched by a guard at all times and their behaviour monitored. Bentham's idea was to give prisoners apparent free choice, while knowing they would be punished if they made the 'wrong' choice.

—p.56 Basic Income and Freedom (47) by Guy Standing
2 years ago

The city of the future is shaping up to be a neighborly Panopticon

—p.172 Snitchtown (170) by Cory Doctorow
2 years, 1 month ago

the de-anonymized social media platforms, where most young people now develop their political ideas for the first time, became a panopticon, in which the mny lived in fear of observation from the eagle eye of an offended organizer of public shaming

—p.8 Introduction: From Hope to Harambe (1) by Angela Nagle
2 years ago

Service providers on a platform with a reputation system live in a Panopticon

—p.160 Platforms and Trust: Beyond Reputation Systems (158) by Tom Slee
1 year, 7 months ago

disciplinary society has its Panopticon, the extension of carceral logic from the penal system outward into all institutions of social conditioning

—p.120 Chapter 5: Spaces of Indebtedness (119) by Richard Dienst
2 years ago

And have they a highly popular panopticon there containing nothing but trees

on Paris

—p.44 Description of a Struggle (9) by Franz Kafka
2 years ago

Michel Foucault popularized this metaphor. The panopticon was Jeremy Bentham's prison design in which cells were arranged in a circle around a central guard tower so that all prisoners were put under constant surveillance with maximum efficiency by a small number of guards.

—p.308 Creepy (305) by Jaron Lanier
1 year, 10 months ago