New and Improved Definition

My definition for dystopia is a society with an oppressive, leading authority that, through the direct or indirect permission of the people, imposes a depressing and powerless life upon them. I think that this is a good definition for two reasons. Firstly, the definition addresses the society as it is Continue reading

Panopticism at Work

After reading the excerpt from Michael Foucault’s Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, I understand that panopticism is the idea that people behave better when they think they are being watched. I think this is a fair observation to make and I believe that we see elements of Continue reading