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Unformatted text preview: The Built Form & Social Process SPACE SURVEILLANCE POWER Space and Power: The Panopticon What is power, in a social context? Direct vs. indirect; visible vs. invisible Questions of choice, resistance Panoptican Definition The Panopticon is a type of prison building designed by the philosopher Jeremy Bentham . Prisons before the Panopticon Prisons as big piles of stone w/ little visibility. Prison design made it difficult to see prisoners; prisoners often cut off from guards. Prisoners often in cells together. The Panopticon: Origins Design for a better, modern prison. Developed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791. Written about extensively in 1970s and 1980s by French philosopher Michel Foucault. The Panopticon: Design The Panopticon: Design The Panopticon: Design One central guard tower surrounded by tiers of cells; outer ring only one cell thick. Central guard tower would have blinds on windows, complicated passages, etc., so prisoners would never know if they were being watched....
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