Foucault’s Panopticon

In one of my other courses this past week, we learned about the Panopticon, the design of a central observation tower placed within a circle of prison cells, that symbolizes social control that extends into everyday life as the guard within the tower can see every cell, but the prisoners can never know whether they are being surveilled or not. The architectural design of this structure connects to our current class content of what message we convey through our images and design manuals. What overarching rhetoric does this design have to people across cultures?

Design of the Panopticon’s Architecture

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