"We are entering the age of the infinite examination and of compulsory objectification."
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"The examination combines the techniques of an observing hierarchy and those of a normalizing judgement. It is a normalizing gaze, a surveillance that makes it possible to qualify, to classify and to punish. It establishes over individuals a visibility through which one differentiates them and judges them. That is why, in all the mechanisms of discipline, the examination is highly ritualized. In it are combined the ceremony of power and the form of the experiment, the deployment of force and the establishment of truth. At the heart of the procedures of discipline, it manifests the subjection of those who are perceived as objects and the objectification of those who are subjected. The superimposition of the power relations and knowledge relations assumes in the examination all its visible brilliance."
Discipline & Punish, by Michel Foucault
my arse :)
The central examination bureau of Turkey (the institution had about $150 million revenue last year but that's another thing) banned people to enter the exams with coins, sunglasses, mechanical wristwatch, headpin, pencils, keys(home/car), public transportation cards, rings, belts, debit cards, credit cards, banned people to go for a piss during examination, placed digital CCTV in each class. Last year a police officer asked me whether my glasses are prescribed or not, what the fuck amk????? I'm waiting for a surprise cavity search now
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