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    The Panopticon

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    The Panopticon was an architecture that was originally theorized by Jeremy Bentham, is something that represents, and serves as a structure for the ideal disciplinary scenario. Essentially, the Panopticon is a construction which enables, and allows for an area which is under maximum supervision. This area is completely all-seeing, and it takes little to no effort for guards to view what a prisoner is doing at any given time. The Panopticon is quite a simple structure, however complex in theory. To arrange an automatic functioning of power, where the effects of surveillance are permanent, a carefully thought out architectural framework needed to be put in place. The Panopticon can be seen as constant surveillance. The prison’s architecture is…

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    Panopticon Research Paper

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    Jeremy Bentham model called panopticon, is proposed for places where it is ideal to have high surveillance on the occupants and limiting their knowledge of the people watching them. Bentham believed that people better behave themselves when their actions are being watched by an unknown. Bentham explained in an example that a warden served as the overseer and the prisoners the ones being surveilled. The prisoners would be controlled by the deterrence of severe punishment if they were caught.…

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    Sao Foucault's Panopticon

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    Foucault was after the concept of a “pure community” he found the existence of a whole set of techniques and institutions for measuring and supervising abnormal beings, as well as bringing into play the disciplinary mechanisms created by fear. All modern mechanisms for controlling abnormal individuals derive from these. Sao Foucault’s overall thoughts on this concept maybe similar to that of the Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon, a building with a tower at the center from which it is possible to see…

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    Most people emphasize freedom of speech, or simply the freedom to express oneself through their use of the Internet or social media. However, the peaceful days of enjoying one’s privacy are no longer attainable. Humans owe this lack of mental solitude to the remarkable theory of Panopticism created by Foucault. The panopticon represents so much more then just a discipline prison, but also a concept of the constant surveillance of society. The panopticon was special in the way that it did not…

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    They are both partaking in the association of energy to implement discipline. They likewise have their disparities. These distinctions "mark, at a separation of a century and an a large portion of, the changes of the disciplinary system." The Panopticon is a development of the infection stricken town. In the maladie stricken-town the force is prepared and is constantly noticeable. This is the inverse of the Panopticon. In the sickness stricken-town the order is passing. "That which moves brings…

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    Foucault describes the shift in punishment as “to be enclosed, to be deprived of light and to and to hide.” The Panopticon is meant to keep the prisoner from causing more crime, by letting them think that they will always be watched by the person in the tower found in the center. The cells without the actual bars act like its own personal stage. Foucault mentions that the prisoner is always alone, never communicated with, and always being watched. The side walls are what keeps them isolated…

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    Sociologist Michael Foucault argues that the existence of power is everywhere, and it influences society and how individuals behave (Mason 2016). He uses his interpretation of Jeremy Bentham’s concept of the Panopticon, to explain this phenomenon. Bentham defines the Panopticon as a circular pillar structure in the center of a prison that is used for the surveillance of prisoners. However, though it can be seen by everyone occupying the building, no one is aware of who occupies the interior;…

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    Human Nature Challenges the idea of the Panopticon What would you do if you thought you were constantly being watched? Would you change how you approached certain situations or would it drive you to do things you never imagined? Throughout the Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses Jeremy Bentham’s design of the Panopticon which is based on Foucault's theory. Bentham states: “The Panopticon was to be a prison that gave the inmates the impression they were being watched at all times”…

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    all of this. The episode ends with Liam alone in a now empty house as he uses a razor blade and cuticle clippers to cut the grain out of his own head. This episode represents many different aspects of Foucault’s famous Panopticism as well as his explicit dangers regarding the controlling nature of technology. The design concept of the Panopticon was first conceptualized in the late 18th century by Jeremy Bentham, and later used by Foucault in his Discipline and Punish. The Panopticon is a…

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    Jannessa Mariscal Vanessa Powers English 214 October 22, 2015 Response paper #4 re: Panopticism The Panopticism is a cell looking building. It has many cages, it deprives light, and it encloses everything. It is a circular structure with a center. The Panopticon functions as a kind of laboratory of power. Due to the fact that the tower is in the center, they can view everything and all movements from the inhabitants, everyone in there was constantly being watched and supervised. The tower is…

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