Warfare has likewise produced technically sophisticated renderings of the earth through aeriality, boasting long 'lines of descent' that can be traced to World War II, when being airborne became synonymous with omniscience and the capacity for a new kind of military action (Gregory, 2013; Kaplan, 2006).
Compounding this, aeriality's synoptic gaze is liable to disruption from the ground.
This scholarly acuity toward aeriality's tentativeness as a viewing platform, however, rarely translates into a recognition of the sky's own need for, and frequent subjection to, surveillant rationalisation.
Illuminating the sky as an aeromobile condition or state to rationally know and act upon offers a unique perspective that compounds conventional understandings of aeriality and vertical surveillance.
Not only does this limit aeriality's relevance to only instances where it relates to the earth's control; it also overlooks prospects of the sky itself becoming an object, condition and state for occupation and use.