Choć ten projekt nie odnosi się do średniowiecza, wydaje się wart uwagi. Szczególnie, że: „Technically, D[igital] P[anopticon] brings together a number of different methods/techniques we’ve worked on in various projects over the years: digitisation, record linkage, data mining and visualisation, impact, connecting and enhancing resources, with the goal of developing “new and transferable methodologies for understanding and exploiting complex bodies of genealogical, biometric, and criminal justice data”. Zatem dla wszystkich zainteresowanych edycjami online, a także pokrewnymi zamierzeniami, śledzenie, jak rozwinie się to dalej, zdaje się interesujące.
Starting a new project is exciting and intensely busy (which is also my excuse for taking a month to blog about it). And the Digital Panopticon is the biggest one we’ve done yet.
‘The Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London Punishments, 1780-1925’ is a four-year international project that will use digital technologies to bring together existing and new genealogical, biometric and criminal justice datasets held by different organisations in the UK and Australia in order to explore the impact of the different types of penal punishments on the lives of 66,000 people sentenced at The Old Bailey between 1780 and 1925 and create a searchable website.
The Panopticon, for anyone who doesn’t know, was a model prison proposed by the philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832): „a round-the-clock surveillance machine” in which prisoners could never know when they were being watched. In Bentham’s own words: „a new mode of obtaining power…
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