Examples from the Web for panopticon
The Panopticon is usually considered an abstract idea, but in fact I lived in one.
He spent 16 years of his mostly 18th century life designing the Panopticon, which was to be the ideal disciplinary institution.
The Panopticon By Jenni Fagan A teenage heroine is sent to a reformatory in this dystopian novel.
How have we gotten so comfortable with the panopticon state in little more than a decade?
A long correspondence upon the acquisition of the 'Panopticon' land is included.
During this period Bentham was also occupied with the Panopticon, and some writings refer to it.
The Panopticon, as defined by its inventor to Brissot, was a 'mill for grinding rogues honest, and idle men industrious.'
In fact, every alley converged to this one centre, and the royal residence stood like the governor's chamber in a panopticon jail.A Day's Ride|Charles James Lever
It had struck him that an application of his Panopticon would give the required panacea.
Word Origin and History for panopticon
1768, a type of optical instrument or telescope, from Greek pan "all" (see pan-) + optikon, neuter of optikos "of or for sight" (see optic). Later the name of a type of prison designed by Bentham (1791) in which wardens had a constant view of all inmates, and "a showroom" (1850).