perception – noun: The ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses
Panopticon – noun, historical: A circular prison with cells arranged arround a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed. Origin mid 18th century from: pan – [all] + Greek optikon – [optic]
This is a blog about connecting the dots between politics, technology and society. I write about cyberspace and recent political developments from a perspective at the intersection of Sociology and International Relations. I belief in democracy, the rule of law the importance of checks & balances. However, every democracy requires critical observation by its citizens, open public discourse that guarantee that it stays a democracy. Therefore the name of this blog: Percepticon is the perception of the panopticon we live in.