Why Do We Expose Ourselves?

Taylor, Astra
http://theintercept.com/2016/01/23/surveillance-bernard-harcourt-why-do-we-expose-ourselves/

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  23/01/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18879

Among critics of technological surveillance, there are two allusions so commonplace they have crossed into the realm of cliché. One, as you have probably already guessed, is George Orwell's Big Brother, from 1984. The other is Michel Foucault’s panopticon -- a vision, adapted from Jeremy Bentham, of a prison in which captives cannot tell if or when they are being watched. Today, both of these touchstones are considered chillingly prophetic. But in Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age, Bernard Harcourt has another suggestion: Both of them are insufficient.

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