no-productivity asked: You should check out some of the flyers in the Simon Fraser University Punk Collections archive. Lots of really, really cool shit in there.
wow I’ve never seen some of these, thank you so much!
SFU punk? Whaaaaaaaaat
With panopticism, something altogether different would come into being; there would no longer be inquiry, but supervision [surveillance] and examination. It was no longer a matter of reconstituting an event, but something-or, rather, someone-who needed total, uninterrupted supervision. A constant supervision of individuals by someone who exercised a power over them-schoolteacher, foreman, physician, psychiatrist, prison warden-and who, so long as he exercised power, had the possibility of both supervising and constituting a knowledge concerning those he supervised. A knowledge that now was no longer about determining whether or not something had occurred; rather, it was about whether an individual was behaving as he should, in accordance with the rule or not, and whether he was progressing or not. This new knowledge was no longer organized around the questions: “Was this done? Who did it?” It was no longer organized in terms of presence and absence, of existence and nonexistence; it was organized around the norm, in terms of what was normal or not, correct or not, in terms of what one must do or not do.
Michel Foucault, Truth and Juridical Forms (via foucault-the-haters)