The beginning of my Photography domain.

Week 1: 360mc Provacation of Power. 8/10/13

Throughout this module I’ll be taking into consideration 3  components, to which will build the foundations towards my FMP; these three components being, power, spectacle and memory. For the next few weeks each of the three will be produced into artifacts every two weeks.

First  Week Lecture Notes and Thoughts:

– Candid Camera ExperimentPeter Funt discusses how Americans may be too trustworthy towards figures of authority. The lastest development of this experiment is from Professor Tom Stafford went to the streets of Berlin, to illustrate how the minds works and science is seen as a general human activity. He used the candid camera gag; a man asks another man for directions then two other men pass between them with a door, and the man asking for the directions is swapped for another man with different characteristics. (Possible Memory artifact idea!!)

– Stanford Prison Experiment-1971;

Study done to see the effects it can have psychologically of becoming a prisoner or prison guard.

Compliance (2012) – Watch and Review

– Panopticon – Foucoult – Disciplinary Socieities;

Type of institutional building designed by English Philosopher/Social Theorist Jeremy Bentham. It’s concept of the design is to allow a watchman to observe all inmates of an institution without them being able to tell whether they are being watched or not.

– Example; in Coventry city centre there is a barber shop, just a single cubicle, so only one person at a time can get their haircut.

Task for this week: Power Artifact.

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