Andrew Blanton
PANOPTICS

Panoptics will present a immersive realtime interactive environment exploring the cross sections of realtime data visualization, our connection to the data being continually collected in contemporary society, and surveillance. Beginning with the theories of Foucault and Derrida and looking at contemporary media critical theorists such as Tim Wu, Henry Jenkins and Gene Youngblood; Panoptics is part realtime
animation, part data visualization and data audi?cation, and part philosophical question into the value and pitfalls of societal networked culture.

Panoptics is ultimately a exploration of the ephemeral nature of data and the virtual world that we are creating for ourselves. As new technology comes into existence, how do we as a culture understand the implications of that technology? How do we form a dialogue and understanding around the networks we have built? How are we as participants in the internet commodi?ed, marketed, and sold?

 
 
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