From: Zero B <primevalchaos000@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 10:11:28 -0800 (PST)
Discipline and Punish was the first book by Foucault I read; it is what turned me on to power/knowledge within schools and social institutions. The more that I think about it, the more I realize that this project is perfect, especially for the type of neo-panopticism that has beein instiled within schools after events such as Columbine and 9/11. My high school recently installed video cameras in each hallway and when I look at the architectual structure of the school, it is strikingly similar to Bentham's original Panoptic: 9 seperate wings on two floors, structured so that you can see into 4-5 rooms at once; each classroom is designed so that it can be listened to and spoken to from the office. I would also like to connect this with advancements in technology and the increasing movements towards observation with things such as the Patriot Act. Thanks alot, this has been alot of help.
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