Thought on: Consensus

by Beauchamp Art

If “we monitor our own, and limit ourselves in the name of consensus, and the quiet life,” then the principal of the Panopticon has been totally internalised; evidenced not only through the spiral of silence in everyday conversation but through the complicity of individuals to present themselves online through social media, as part of the “engine of consensus.” [Wilson, 2014]

Reference:

Wilson, Jason. (2014) The internet is a cesspit of conflict, right? No – it’s an engine of consensus. The Guardian [Online] – http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/28/the-internet-is-a-cesspit-of-conflict-right-no-its-an-engine-of-consensus – Accessed 31.8.14

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