malignedterritory

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Foucault and social media: life in a virtual panopticon

Living in a state of permanent internal and external  visibility.

We have created a real and virtual panopticon, it has become the state of our existence.

Did we mean to do this, or have we sleep walked into relentless perpetual unavoidable control by over-exposure?

Who writes the rules for this control?

Did Foucault forsee this and would he be shocked to know how we have skipped voluntarily into handing over our own locii of control?

 

This is the first instalment in a three-part series. Part 2. I tweet, therefore I become Part 3. The call of the crowd ———————————&…

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