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Transmitter Eyes  
  Closed circuit cameras that provided sight and sound to remote viewers of the Courtarena who wish to remain anonymous.  

Gowachin law required that everyone in the Courtarena was a part of the process, including spectators. Anyone could be challenged, and if necessary slain or tortured, at the direction of the judge.

Knowing he was watched by countless eyes, McKie swept his gaze around the arena. Above the soft green absorbent oval where he stood were rank on rank of benches, every seat occupied. Muted morning light from the domed translucent ceiling illuminated rows of Humans, Gowachin, Palenki, Sobarips ... every species and faction of the ConSentiency would be represented here. Those who could not come in person would watch these proceedings via the glittering transmitter eyes which looked down from the ceiling's edges.
From The Dosadi Experiment, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Berkley Putnam in 1977
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Earlier in the morning, McKie observed:

It was not yet dawn. The ceiling above the arena remained dark. A few of the transmitter eyes around the upper perimeter glittered to reveal that they were activated. More were coming alive by the moment...

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