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Rosa Devine » Panopticon

Personal project based on Foucault’s essay on Panopticism and George Orwell’s 1984 I created a network focusing on ideas of surveillance, self-presentation and social control. I was interested in how the design of a social network or interface directly impacts on what users feel expected and prompted to say or do.

I explored how a non-commercial network of involuntary participants might work and developed a network where the overt purpose was to control how the users could present themselves and to curate their interaction with their peers. Rather than designing the interface for this fictional network I designed the handbook which would be given to employees of the Ministry of Love.