Panopticon revisited

  title={Panopticon revisited},
  author={Jan Kietzmann and I. Angell},
  journal={Communications of the ACM},
  pages={135 - 138}
  • Jan Kietzmann, I. Angell
  • Published 2010
  • Computer Science
  • Communications of the ACM
  • The year is 1787. UTiliTarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham publishes his ideas for a panopticon, a quite brilliant merger of architectural design with an understanding of human behavior. This is a prison requiring minimal supervision. It is circular in cross-section. Cells are placed on the circumference, stacked floor upon floor, with the doors facing a guard tower at the centre. That tower is designed so that a lone guard can see every point of the prison from behind a mesh screen – he can see… CONTINUE READING
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