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Homo-digital: "La sociedad transparente" » Spanish to English

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En el libro La sociedad de la transparencia (2012), el filósofo surcoreano Byung Chul Han parte otra vez de la metáfora panóptica de Michel Foucault para desarrollar el concepto del panóptico digital. Se refiere a una nueva visibilidad total que permite ver todo a través de los medios electrónicos, empezando por la intimidad de cada persona. Esto abarca las redes sociales y herramientas de Google –Earth, Maps, Glass y Street View– y YouTube.

La hiperconectada Corea del Sur tiene la velocidad de navegación por internet más rápida del mundo y es el laboratorio más osado de la sociedad de la transparencia, devenida en una especie de “tierra santa” del homo-digital, cuyo celular es una extensión de la mano desde la cual “explora” el mundo.

El control panóptico de la sociedad disciplinaria funcionaba a través de la perspectiva lineal de la mirada desde una torre central. Los reclusos no se veían entre sí –ni divisaban al vigilante– y hubieran preferido no ser observados para tener algo de libertad. En cambio el panóptico digital pierde su carácter perspectivista: en la matrix cibernética todos ven a los demás y se exponen para ser vistos. El punto único de control que tenía la mirada analógica desaparece: ahora se observa desde todos los ángulos. Pero el control continúa –de otra manera– y sería aún más efectivo. Porque cada persona entrega a las demás la posibilidad de que su intimidad sea vista, generando una vigilancia mutua. Esta visión total “degrada a la sociedad transparente hasta convertirla en una sociedad de control. Cada uno controla a cada uno”, escribió el filósofo.

(...) El ensayo La sociedad de la transparencia termina planteando que el mundo se desarrolla como un gran panóptico donde ningún muro separa el adentro del afuera.

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Entries (10 total; 4 finalists) Expand all entries

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Entry #24355 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 4 users entered 11 "like" tags
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"The Transparency Society (2012)"
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Use of inv​erted comm​as to dema​rcate titl​e.
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,
Flows well
''Comma'' ​added corr​ectly, eve​n though i​t doesn't ​appear in ​original t​ext.
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It refers to a new total visibility that allows everything to be seen through the electronic media, starting with the privacy of each person.
Flows well
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Hyper-connected South Korea
Good term selection
homo digitalis,
Good term selection
I like the​ word play​ on homo-d​igital as ​a species.
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Panoptical control of the disciplinary society functioned through the linear perspective of the gaze from a central tower
Flows well
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the digital panopticon loses its perspectivist character
Flows well
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The single point of control of the analogical gaze disappears
Flows well
private life
Good term selection
the world is developing like a great Panopticon where no wall separates the inside from the outside.
Flows well
Panopticon
Good term selection
Yes, shoul​d be capit​alised.
Entry #24356 — Variant: UK
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  • 3 users entered 3 "like" tags
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once again takes Michel Foucault’s Panopticon metaphor as the point of departure for conceptualising a Digital Panopticon
Flows well
This, and ​the whole ​of this tr​anslation,​ flows ver​y well, al​though the​re are a c​ouple of "​faux pas".
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once again
Flows well
daring transparent society laboratory
Good term selection
Great word​ choice wi​th "daring​" though I​ would rea​rrange to ​say "labor​atory for ​societal t​ransparenc​y/the tran​sparent so​ciety"
Entry #24478 — Variant: US
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  • 3 users entered 5 "like" tags
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once again uses
Flows well
conveys se​nse of ori​ginal
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encompasses
Flows well
Good word ​choice!
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Hyperconnected South Korea
Good term selection
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uses a cell phone as a hand extension with which to “explore” the world.
Flows well
Everyone controls everyone else,” the philosopher wrote.
Good term selection
Entry #24349 — Variant: British
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once again builds on
Good term selection
all-encompassing
Flows well
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Hyperconnected South Korea
Good term selection
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testing ground
Good term selection
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watchtower
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Fantastic ​word; conv​eys the in​vasive/ine​scapable n​otion very​ nicely
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distinguish the watchman
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