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This quote does a great job of illustrating why people are vegetarians. "Vegetarian...Because compassion tastes better."

from BuzzFeed

10 Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

"The question is not 'can they think?' nor 'can they talk?' but 'can they suffer?'" - Jeremy Bentham


Jeremy Bentham's Auto-icon - kept in a wooden cabinet University College London, wax head (his real head had to be locked away for safe keeping)

Jeremy Bentham by Thomas Frye (studio of), 1760–1762, National Portrait Gallery, London This portrait shows Bentham at the age of about thirteen, by which time he had already been admitted to Oxford University. He was to become the youngest man ever to graduate. Philosopher, political theorist and social critic; his work had an important impact upon judicial organisation and civil law and the reform of the penal system.

from the Guardian

What does the panopticon mean in the age of digital surveillance?

The parallel between Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon and CCTV may be clear, but what happens when you step into the world of data capture?