In class today we used the fishbowl discussion structure to work our way through a discussion of Little Brother. You all had a great set of discussion questions on Twitter and we used that as a jumping off point:
If you were absent today, there were also some great converstaions happening via Twitter on this topic, so take a look through the #1102dystopia feed for more.
For class on Friday, we will be reading Foucault’s “Panopticism,” so we will be coming back to some of the big questions about surveillance, security, and privacy. Be sure you are giving yourself sufficient time to read through this text, as it is dense and heavily theoretical.
- Read Foucault’s “Panopticism” (link also available on TSquare)
- This is a dense theoretical text so start early and use the techniques for reading difficult material that we discussed earlier in the semester
- Friday at 4pm in Hall 102 – OPTIONAL SCREENING of The 100 (episodes 1, 2 & 5). If you don’t want to attend the screening, you will need to watch these episodes before class on Monday