On academia, systems of knowledge and the contemporary Panopticon

Shaina Agbayani in The McGill Daily writes about how the contemporary agenda of mapping and diagramming whether applied to geography,  subcultures or more radical subtopian cartographies may actually be seen as just an extension of the modern Panopticon.

Our totalitarianesque affinity for researching and monitoring forges a Panopticon culture obsessed with knowing and classifying the “everything” most beneficial to those who extract and often least so for those from whom it is extracted.

Via subtopes (here)


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