Resisting the Panopticon

Source: CounterPunch
by Michael Schwalbe

“Defenders of mandated automated classroom recording will justify the practice by touting increased student access to course content. No doubt this rhetoric, finely honed by the marketers of surveillance capitalism, will lull many faculty members into seeing Panopto and kindred systems as harmless, perhaps even beneficial. Those who object to having their classroom proceedings recorded by a central authority will be branded as uncaring about students. But students, like faculty, will be harmed by the self-censorship that is inevitable when one knows that one is being watched.” (11/17/21)