Josh Harris founded in 1999 the project Quiet, an art project that enlisted hundreds of volunteers to live communally in a warehouse fully equipped with webcams.
In this text I made a comparison of Quiet and The Truman Show (Quiet‘s main inspiration), making use of Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin’s analysis on media transparency. I analyzed how both projects evaluate the tendency of media to achieve a “transparent presentation of the real” yet by exploring divergent processes. I did also investigate in this text on how media and the crossovers between them, can enhance the power of the panoptic gaze.
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