Global targeting renders perceptibility synonymous with fatal vulnerability.
An old martial dream: to see without being seen, to project deadly force at a remove, to conjugate vision with annihilation.
Linear perspective encapsulates the conjoined rationalisation of vision and mathematisation of space.
The technical mediation and appropriation of perception is intertwined with its theoretical abstraction.
Visual perception is harnessed into systematic assemblages of geospatialisation and remote targeting.
The eye is disciplined within a visual regime of calculability and control.
Military perception extends itself through the steady annexation of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Laser realises the weaponisation of light itself.
The autonomisation of perception is the logical culmination of the process of visual rationalisation.
The rise of machine vision is accompanied by the proliferation of synthetic visions.
The human sensorium is rearticulated within the perceptual and cognitive architectures of simulation.
Cartographic striation creates a geographic coordinate system for the precise targeting of deadly force.
Orbital surveillance and geodesic measurements of the earth establish a planetary architecture of address.
The static representational form of the map gives way to dynamic visualisations of geospatial data interfacing with human minds.
Camouflage is an anticipation of perception that seeks to exploit its lacunae, biases, and blind spots.
Where outright concealment is impossible, confounding and misdirecting the gaze is privileged.
The extension of perception across the electromagnetic spectrum compels the development of new evasive techniques.
The globalisation and individualisation of targeting induces a radical dispersal and concealment of the target within the social body.
Within the weave of perceptual prosthetics and cybernetic control loops, the locus of martial agency is increasingly diffuse and elusive.