Thursday, 16 May 2013

Panopticon





Behold Sony's latest mystery project!

For reference, the Panopticon is a type of institutional building designed by English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. Its circular structure allows a watchman to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) inmates of an institution without them being able to tell whether or not they are being watched. While Bentham devoted all of his efforts into making a Panopticon prison, the design can also be applied to hospitals, schools, sanatoriums, daycares, and asylums.

The official website promises some sort of reveal next week on the 21st, which will hopefully shed some light on the project and its connection to Bentham's concept of 'grinding rogues honest.'