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So, how did governing powers deployed strategic methods of control over the public? It started with a mix of a few influential people: Sigmund Freud + Edward Bernais + John Nash. Lets step back: THE PANOPTICON – How we learnt to police ourselves The Panopticon is a prison. It is designed to make all of […]

May I have your attention please? (Hyper VS deep attention).

Moving images capture us, pull us in. But the plot keeps us watching. As television technology advanced so did plot. The intricacies of shows have increased drastically. In Everything Bad is Good for You Johnston contrasts the plot lines for early TV shows with later. Shows in the 70’s like Starsky and Hutch follow a very linear […]

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The most digestible example of a mediated space is one that has a degree of fantasy, like Disney World. The over the top character of the landscape both visually and audibly attempts to pull you in. We can also talk about department stores. The department store Staples have spent a lot of money on store design. Their goal […]

Some Social Implications of Modern Technology :: By Herbert Marcuse

Thoughts :: What hold do technologies have on our current society? The policing of selves became trusted to computational evaluation since the human-driven evaluation, psychiatry, was cast into un-trust because of a study done by David Rosenhan. Society took its position to police outsiders early on in our development; crazy people where put on boats […]