The Panopticon (2001)

An exploration of Foucault's idea of truth and power through the game of rock-paper-scissors (roshambo). Under the normal rules of the game, power is shared equally by each player, however, who is to say that these are the rules? Here, a player can add or remove their own rules so that, for example, paper drawn by player one beats scissors drawn by player two. In this way the relationship between truth and power is demonstrated.

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An exploration of Foucault's idea of truth and power through the game of rock-paper-scissors (roshambo). Under the normal rules of the game, power is shared equally by each player, however, who is to say that these are the rules? Here, a player can add or remove their own rules so that, for example, paper drawn by player one beats scissors drawn by player two. In this way the relationship between truth and power is demonstrated.

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