A Productive Look is a blog by Jas Johl, a women's policy expert with a degree in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford University and a passion to share ideas about women's policy advances.

Are we always being watched?

Are we always being watched?

The modern condition is one of always feeling like one is being watched. Even when you're alone in a room -- that suspicion that your computer camera is a two-way channel has essentially been debunked as suspicion, only. 

What's it like to not be able to escape this feeling -- this feeling of being watched -- even when one is in complete solitude -- nature perhaps. 

What does it say about the modern self, that we always demand an audience? Demand might not be the right word: expect. We expect an audience. We are filled with anxiety about it. 

One could argue that this would lead to more empathy: we constantly think of how others would view us. That's empathy, right? It's not even really consideration, actually. We treat others as mirrors to ourselves, in a shallow circle of action-reaction. 

What does it mean to be "Anti Life?"

What does it mean to be "Anti Life?"

The strange political contradictions of "Formation"

The strange political contradictions of "Formation"