Panoptica are best known in prison designs. Cells are arranged in a ring around a central tower in which guards are stationed. The prisoners cannot see inside the tower, and never know when they are being watched. Panoptica have some interesting (and somewhat sadistic) effects on those who live in them.
Freud, S., Civilisation and Its Discontents, W. W. Norton, New York, 1961.
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