, reinscribing the inmates (or the body) within what
Bennett might call a ‘publicdramaturgy 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.