The Panopticon Artist

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1791 design for the Panopticon by Jeremy Bentham, Samuel Bentham and the architect Willey Reveley

The Panopticon Artist is one of three thematic groups of songs that comprise Weezer's 2014 album Everything Will Be Alright in the End.

A panopticon is a type of prison structure designed by English philosopher Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century, in which all inmates are able to be observed by a single watchman without being able to discern when they are being watched, thus enforcing power without the need to actually assert it. The philosopher Michel Foucault named his social theory Panopticism after this concept.


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