"Satellite views are not new, but as old as the Space Age. Locativity is rather new, but aerial views were championed by Marinetti as “aero-futurism” way back in the 1930s. Aero-Futurism failed quickly, because aerial pictures are visually boring. If aerial views weren’t boring, we’d all stare in fixed awe from the portholes of our big boring jetliners, and even New Aesthetic guys can’t bring themselves to do that."
Bruce Sterling on the new aesthetic
… am I actually the only one that stares in fixed awe from the porthole of big boring jetliners? Aerial views of cities (day or night, better at night though) and landscapes both are still amazing to me.