Exercise - Foucault + Deleuze + movieclips
=== White bear ===
In the entrance of the "justice park", it says: "white bear" transmitter - authorized people only.
-techniques of punishment as well - people are crucified.
-loop: short term; repeated; continuous / "perpetual training" - Deleuze.
-societies of control published in a magazine called October, the same month as the action is being performed.
-main caracter is encoded; her identity is her punishment; digitization she is programmed. Personal information is digitized, and controlled- humans converted into data - "deformable and transformable", as Delezeuze mentions. This is a new era in which humans belong to a wireless data system - invisible network that tides people together, converting them to code, to distribute through data transmission devices. Codification of space & time. A world made of software & hardware.
-people watching as technologic zombies (group of people combined into or acting as one body - one unique corpus - Deleuze) - consumers are the producers.
-Deleuze emphasizes the fact that societies of control no more rely on confined spaces; as in the film, the whole city is part of this setting, and helps to create this scenario.
-new technologic apparatus brought new ways of structuring human activity: a society of continuous control.
-society of spectacle not anymore applies, we are also a society of performance (performing media). Deleuze refers to the "socio-technological mechanisms of control" in which human are supposed to perform their actions.
-the rules are set:
1 -no talking; 2 -keep your distance (don't forget she is danger) - three meters at least - you can use the zoom in your cameras; 3 -enjoy yourselves and lets make this show happen!
-"everyone has got witnesses", just like in panopticanism, disciplinary society itself functions as one looking at all. Definition of mass behavior = "universal recognized behavior/agreement" .
-everyone in the neighborhood recording > mere spectators / cant intervene / just watch in the local and record at the same time. In Foucault "the perfect disciplinary apparatus would make it possible for a single gaze to see everything constantly".
-things = people; just like Foucault mentioned: "Subjects" turned into "Objects".
-script of the movie within the movie built on repetition (main character actions presented in loop): Foucault says, "Punish is to exercise"; repetition and insistence is required to best accomplish the corrective goal.
The Waldo moment
" Waldo - perfect political figure. No personal flaws. Constructed. Works as a team. Perfect assassin. No substantial basis, you can win. Franchise. Branding. Global political entertainment product." Waldo as an independent candidate, destroy opposition easily. Export him all over the world- international / global domination. There's no content in itself- digital body.
a movie about the corporative image.
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