The Poet Original Electronic Transcriber surveyed the available vocabulary in its relational database and considered its selection. How best to note the transience of man? Where best to seek some as-yet unsought insight? What verses could it deliver to its Continue reading POET
Welcome to the Panopticon. Originally a concept created by a philosopher, Jeremy Bentham, in 1785 the Panopticon is a prison where every corner of the designated space is covered by a camera so prisoners feel that they are being watched all of the time and thus are more likely to behave. In the UK the principal was used to build Milbank Prison on the bank of the Thames where now sits Tate Britain – a building whose function is to provide a space for us to look at reflections of ourselves, an art gallery.
The pleasing synergy of the first UK panopticon becoming an artopticon merits further examination as we become more obsessed with the voyeuristic tendency to watch each other as a form of entertainment and march headlong into turning every inch of this benighted isle into a prison. Continue reading Redefining Privacy in the Panopticon
You know you’re living in the twenty first century when you discover via a blog entry on Groklaw that 88% of all content uploaded to YouTube is original content and the amount of content being uploaded daily outstrips the amount Continue reading All of a Sudden it’s all Gone Horribly Web 2.0