Michel Foucault
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Music Scrobbling as a Panopticism of Taste
13 Sep 2009 // 4:00 PM

Among social networking sites, it's only Last.fm, only scrobbling -- which, once activated, operates entirely on its own, as an unconscious background function -- that channels the essence of Foucault's social panopticism.


Discipline and Punish: The Official Functions
6 Feb 2008 // 3:00 PM

Like characters in some morality play, referees are greeted with boos, taunts, profanity, and, on occasion, worse.


What’s the Plural of Roland Barthes?
5 Nov 2015 // 1:00 AM

Andy Stafford offers readers this overwhelmingly funny and delightfully obvious argument: Roland Barthes was not a Barthesian.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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