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Media, Information and Technoculture 1200F/G Lecture 5: MIT 1200 - I See You (11-12).docx

Media, Information and Technoculture
Course Code
MIT 3214F/G
Tim Blackmore

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Oct. 22, 2013 MIT 1200 11/12
I See You: Hiding Out – Staying Low – Being “You
1. Panoptic Space
- Teaching, prison, seeing
- If we know were being watched we change our behavior
- If we know were being watched we won’t do the things we do if were not being
- Who owns your data, who has access to your data, and who is watching you;
- Compared to schools, hospitals, prisons
2. Controlling the Self
- Always connected all the time
- Everybody is always watching
- You are always visible
3. The Truth (FINALLY?)
- Technology has its on life – we never say no to technology
4. Skins of Life
- Reality is more interesting than fiction
- No other – only self
1. The Panopticon means we police ourselves because we think we’re being
2. 2. If we watch each other all the time, and the media helps us do this then we
adjust our behavior to suit the group
3. Our willinglness to be looked at means were prepared to forfeit our privacy
4. We confuse “Commuting a crime” with needing to hide things – not the same