Foreword: This is a rather extensive digression on two topics and a series of thought experiments that particularly interest me. Why we are not living in a panopticon at this moment: One of the most common pitfalls, in my opinion, when comparing the panopticon of a prison with modern day real life surveillance is … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Panopticism
I’m not sure if this will turn out as more of a rant than a chill commentary, but hey. It has relevance to Foucault. I think. Alright, so a key part of living in residence at all universities is that … Continue reading →
In his book Discipline and Punish, Michael Foucault discussed the relations of disciplinary mechanisms seen in educational institutions. Foucault brings up clear and reliable points seen in the education system that have intentions towards discipline. Although the institution of learning … Continue reading →
“Knowledge linked to power, not only assumes the authority of ‘the truth’ but has the power to make itself true.” Foucault, Discipline and Punish Foucault is not merely a complicated thinker. Any attempt to understand his position is compounded by his … Continue reading →
Being raised by a strictly Christian mother, and growing up and staying thirteen years in the same Catholic school has undeniably taken a toll on the development of my morality. The very country I live in, the Philippines, is greatly influenced by the Christian faith in almost every sociopolitical aspect of the society. However, the mere fact that the Bible has become the uncontested rule book of our country does not necessarily prevent crime from happening. High levels of crime rate and drug trade/use has continued over the years (we’ll…read more
Video recording and slides for Christina Hendricks’ lecture on Foucault’s Discipline and Punish for the Seeing and Knowing theme, February 2016.
In Arts One this week we are discussing Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, but just parts 1 and 3. I gave a lecture early on in the week, and realized the next day that there was something I should have done in the lecture: because this text is complex, how the parts fit together may not […]