"In his book ‘Saving Beauty’, the philosopher Byung-Chul Han describes the desire for frictionlessness as the aesthetics of ‘the smooth’. Han sees the pursuit of the elimination of any resistance, where digital technology is highly developed, as a social zeitgeist. It’s not just about collecting as much data as possible; the smooth embodies a society under the spell of positivity. ‘What is smooth does not injure. Nor does it offer any resistance. It is looking for Like. The smooth object deletes its Against. Any form of negativity is removed’, he writes."