The Panoptic of Society

In the late 18th century Jeremy Bentham developed the innovative design concept known as the Panopticon. The more recent critical works in geography or philosophy argue that we are living in a panoptic society.

source: itspossiblelab

There is place where there is (could be) a part or anybody, which or who is capable observing the prisoners situating arounds a lot of people that can be controlled by only one thing/person. It could make them know that they are observed so they will behave better. This panoptic principals produce the power of gaze (gazing people and it has power effect). This principal construct space as a container where social interaction such as consumption, production, distribution, is taking place. They became a joined matters and it is constituted through the location that people or the group of people relate each other. For example the CCTV or video-surveillance in the malls, the factory, the airport, etc. This is perceived could be reduce the crime and the limited capability of human being to observe enormous people in a place could be replace by the eyes of this camera. However, there is not evidence that cameras reduce violent crime yet and the area which is not supervised by the camera could become more danger.

Meanwhile, emotional space is how power structures and human emotions is related to space. Being looked by people is different when we are looked by camera