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  • Some More Favourite PanoptiCam Views

    By Nicholas J Booth, on 19 November 2015

    My last ‘Favourite PanoptiCam Views‘ blog post was way back in June, so an update is long overdue.

    Summer is usually a quiet time for the auto-icon of Jeremy Bentham. There are less staff and students around and, although he does receive a regular stream of visitors, summer is often a time to pause and take stock of the past academic year. Infact it is very easy to forget just how busy UCL can be when the students return, however when the new academic year starts again…

    'Looking at me, looking at you' - one regular summer visitor to the auto-icon gets into the spirit of the PanoptiCam Project.

    ‘Looking at me, looking at you’ – one regular summer visitor to the auto-icon gets into the spirit of the PanoptiCam Project.

    The start of term witnessed some long queues for registration...

    The start of term witnessed some long queues for registration…

    And also some crowds for Freshers fair.

    And also some crowds for Freshers fair.

    There has been a lot of dancing in front of the auto-icon.

    There has been a lot of dancing in front of the auto-icon.

    ...

     

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    A lot.

    So far this term we've had the Bloomsbury Festival, which included a special Panopticon Inspired story box. Which some visitors got involved with...

    So far this term we’ve had the Bloomsbury Festival, which included a special Panopticon Inspired story box. Which some visitors got involved with…

    And others less so.

    And others less so.

    There's been more filming that I wasn't aware of...

    There’s been more filming that I wasn’t aware of…

    And some events which were apparently so risqué that the camera had to self censor.

    And some events which were apparently so risqué that the camera had to self censor.

    'Watching you watching me watching you'

    ‘Watching you watching me watching you’

    Please follow the twitter accounts @PanoptiStream and @Panopticam for more (live) updates on the goings on in front of UCL’s spiritual founder, Jeremy Bentham, and check out the special time-lapse videos posted to YouTube each day. We welcome all comments / questions / feedback. Please contact me on nicholas.booth@ucl.ac.uk.

    Nick Booth is curator of Teaching and Research Collections (Science and Engineering) at UCL.

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