Third studio album by the Los Angeles-based post-metal band. The album's title is derived from philosopher Jeremy Bentham's panopticon prison ideal and philosopher/historian Michel Foucault's later allegorical appropriation of the concept. The liner notes also include quotes from technology writer Howard Rheingold and futurist Alex Steffen; as a concept album, 'Panopticon''s focus is on the proliferation of surveillance technologies throughout modern society and the government's role in that spread.
Track Listing: 1. So Did We - Isis 2. Backlit - Isis 3. In Fiction - Isis 4. Wills Dissolve - Isis 1. Syndic Calls - Isis 2. Altered Course - Isis 3. Grinning Mouths - Isis