What does the panopticon mean in the age of digital surveillance?

Publication Title
The Guardian
Publication/Creation Date
July 23 2015
Thomas McMullan (creator)
Jeremy Bentham (creator)
Michel Foucault (contributor)
University College London (contributor)
Melissa Terras (contributor)
Philip Schofield (contributor)
UCL's Bentham Project (contributor)
UCL Centre For Digital Humanities (creator)
Samuel Bentham (contributor)
Jake Goldenfein (contributor)
University Of Melbourne (contributor)
Edward Snowden (contributor)
National Security Agency (NSA) (contributor)
Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) (contributor)
Presidio Modelo (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
[Jeremy] Bentham was regarded as the founder of utilitarianism and a leading advocate of the separation of church and state, freedom of expression and individual legal rights. And now, from beyond the grave, his cadaver contains a webcam that records the movements of its spectators and broadcasts them live online, part of UCL’s PanoptiCam project which tests, amongst other things, surveillance algorithms.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Wrist, Feet, Not On The Body

Date archived
June 13 2017
Last edited
November 28 2018
How to cite this entry
Thomas McMullan, Jeremy Bentham, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities . (July 23 2015). "What does the panopticon mean in the age of digital surveillance?". The Guardian. The Guardian. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2216