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Big Brother: 9 Ways You’re Being Watched We’re pretty much already transparent in so many ways. But, is it really a bad thing?

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Simon Copland, “The Culture of Confession”

This short blog post on the Moonbat (Big ideas, big politics.) makes the same, limited move that much of what I’ve read before does: Copland begins with a nice little summary of Foucault’s confessional, and then turns to apply it … Continue reading

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Tom Brignall III, “The New Panopticon – The Internet Viewed as a Structure of Social Control”

I would have never guessed that this article was post-9/11, but according to this vaguely-identified HTML version of it, it was published in 2002. I don’t know why no one has considered the panopticon and the internet more recently, but … Continue reading

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Robert Darnton, “Google and the Future of Books”

Darnton somewhat utopianly considers the issue of access to digitized books, especially in light of the 2009ish settlement between Google books and copyright holders in creating a potential monopoly on access. He considers the legacy of the enlightenment, and it’s … Continue reading

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