May 21 2015
The Faceless Gaze: The Philosophy of Panopticism

The Faceless Gaze: The Philosophy of Panopticism

Presented by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) is pleased to host Shannon M. Mussett, Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University, for her talk, “The Faceless Gaze: The Philosophy of Panopticism.”

French philosopher, Michel Foucault, made the theory of panopticism famous in his book, Discipline and Punish. In order to understand what it means to live under the panoptic gaze, Mussett will explore the historical shift from societies once based in extravagant spectacles of royal power to one such as our own, centered in forced normalization, disciplinary training, and extreme visibility.

Admission Info

$5/General Admission

Dates & Times

2015/05/21 - 2015/05/21

Location Info

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

20 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Parking Info

Public street parking.