Is it Safety or Control?

A Panopticon’s major effect is to “induce in the inmate a state of conscious and permanent visibility that assures the automatic functioning of power.”   From the reading material, Foucault stressed the importance, convenience, and unique qualities of a panopticon. Panopticons offer an efficient and effective method for overseeing a prison with Continue reading

My Simple Society

If I were in charge of society, I think my utopia would be very simple. My society would focus on health and wellness. This extends to the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of my citizens. My society would be fair and diverse. In the government, I would put measures in Continue reading

Your Worst Nightmare

Dystopia: A fantasy world, setting, or lifestyle that encompasses its creator’s greatest fears, failures, and/or worries.  The definition I made for dystopia stems from the ideas I received from my classmates. In our first micro lecture, the comment section was filled with thoughts on how dystopias are a personalized vision. Continue reading