Pilots without instrument training should studiously avoid visibilities so low that they eliminate a clear horizon line.
The more you know as a pilot, the more tempted you are to consider marginal visibilities. But the more you know, the more you should realize how unforgiving the edges of that envelope can be.
Within the broad framing of visibility management, we explore questions about the social, organizational, and political dynamics and tensions involved in the production and maintenance of visibilities; we pay attention to materialities and affordances of mediating technologies in use; and we consider the power and governance effects of such practices related to seeing and knowing in organizational settings.
Finally, this essay highlights how the articles in the Special Section contribute to our understanding of the dynamics and ambiguities of visibilities in the digital age.