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Caroline Bassett

, reinscribing the inmates (or the body) within what Bennett might call a ‘public dramaturgy of power’, placing their life stories within a public space, is worth the risk. It subjects the inmates to the gaze of the public, it is true, but in doing so it brings them to the notice of the public. Computer technology itself, expected to be the machine that can perfect an apparatus of surveillance, thus fails to work as expected. Organized with intent, the interactive interface can function to deflect or scatter the gaze of the viewer/user, even turning it back upon itself. The

in The arc and the machine