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an area where everything is visible

a circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station

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This is particularly evident in Bentham's presentation of the Panopticon, a proposed institution of inspection built around solitary confinement and perpetual surveillance, which Bentham depicts as a model for prison life shorn of all cruelty.
Tony, 73, who was performing at a variety show to celebrate the refurbishment of the Trongate theatre's original stage, said: "My grandfather was a quiet, hardworking man who would go to the Panopticon with his mates to let his hair down and be entertained.
Jenni Fagan's The Panopticon (2012) is a contemporary Scottish gothic tale that portrays the experience of a teenage girl's journey through the care system as a struggle to maintain her own selfhood against the destructive forces of state control.
Voluntary Panopticon also is called "participatory" Panopticon (Whitaker, 1999).
England, France, Germany) the panopticon figured as a component of the 'technologies' of power that, as he so zealously argued, effected 'a historical transformation: the gradual extension of the mechanisms of discipline throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, their spread throughout the whole social body, the formation of what might be called in general the disciplinary society' (Foucault 1979:209).
Datawatch Desktop's design module allows organizations to develop pixel perfect visualizations against any data source supported by the former Panopticon Designer product, as well as design and develop models to visualize less than structured data from sources supported by the former Datawatch Monarch Professional product.
The building's design was partly based on Jeremy Bentham's panopticon and became the model for many similar such institutions in the US.
The panopticon is simply a version of the conventional moral hazard problem in which agents alter their output when unobserved.
Like the Panopticon, the iconic enclosure architecture of the disciplinary society, Prada's store design imposes an obligation to buy by implying that you belong there.
In an intriguing revision of Foucault's reading of the Panopticon, Otto suggests that the prison's effect on its inmates mirrors the "virtual realities" of popular entertainments in London of the period, such as "shadow shows," in which plays were acted out in silhouette.
In her analysis of Flower of Oblivion, she deftly scrutinizes intra-and extra-diegetic viewers in relation to Foucault's panopticon by contrasting the gaze of a hospital director with the gaze of his patient, Zakia, who is forced to enter a psychiatric hospital to cure her addiction to opium tea.
A panopticon is a type of gallery where everything is on display to everyone at all times.
Inferno is the use of panopticon strategies and social darwinism principles as means of governmentality to contain the dangerous class.
The updates have kept the music fresh - opener Quasar is a thumping rush to the senses, with Panopticon following in a similar vein.
Members of the No CCTV action group gathered in High Street, near to the Pavilions shopping centre, and set up a fake company called Panopticon Photography.