Monday, 8 November 2010

'go to jail' = 'go to the panopticon (spoken by michel foucault)'

This ideas has literally come from CTS work. With the panopticon replacing 'jail' on the standard Monopoly board, the logical link between that and Michel Foucault (the image of the philosopher on the square) is extremely evident in his theory with is outlined in these lecture notes of mine.

Foucault uses Jeremy Bentham's (who happens to be next to this square on the board by complete chance!) panopticon prison design as a metaphor for surveillance in society. The link between the two is very apt and it makes the game work conceptually well. Here is how I came to a conclusion on the square using photographs of Foucault:

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