Which brings us to the contexts. Things challenge us. Our gaze is the object of others' gazes. Things look at us, but always escape a direct and comprehensive look-of-deep-'understanding'. We are watching ourselves, as in Mogens Jacobsen's ‘G(ruppen) U(den) D(ig) / The Group (without you)’. The technology makes it possible to monitor everyone, but according to Jacobsen there is no 'center' in this surveillance, or what the French (wet) philosopher Michel Foucault called the "Panopticon" (Michel Foucault, Crime and Punishment, p. 168); the ubiquitous gaze of media and technology.
"... The study of something I loosely called bio power, namely all the mechanisms through which what constitutes human species 'basic biological features may be included in a policy of a political strategy or general power strategy.' (Michel Faucault, Quote from a speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, 1982)
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