#edcmooc Film 5: Plurality

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To what extent do you think Plurality’s depictions of the impact of
surveillance technologies are relevant to social and educational
practices today? Which society (Charlie’s or Alana’s) would you rather
find yourself in, and why?

We want to have full control of all activities done by students, the system won´t allow free spaces in order to keep it´s axis working.

For american society 9/11 has became a big hole in their paths, now is all about facial recognition, hacking personal accounts, crashing privacy rights in order to keep a safety society. “If you want to get rid of delinquency you must be prepared to give up part of that freedom to the system”.

I live in Peru, a country that had endured terrorism for almost 25 years. Our laws are less than perfect, but I think that my free will is still protected and respected.

I rather be in Charlie´s society… when there is still time to make a change.

This movie makes me recall a social theory called panopticism, developed by Michel Foucault. The origin of the panoptic prisions. Jails without gates nor doors. The perfect prision, where prisioners live in a bubble always controlled.

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