Sector 08 : Panopticon – Panakustikon

It can be translated as “the place from where you can see and hear everything”. The other meaning of the first word, according to which the second was built is that of an ideal prison, conceived more than two hundreds years ago by the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham. The Utilitarian did not believe in the utopia of a perfect society. Communism was such a utopia. The claims to realize it brought society to a total control, similar to Bentham’s prison.

The clinic’s laboratory was used for film developing, for manufacturing of keys to open doors and safes. Illegal opening of envelopes or other materials suspected of having been written by invisible ink was conducted there. Laboratory was also used for chemical control of printed materials that came for the leadership from abroad and were suspected that they might contain poisoning biological or radioactive materials.