Digital Beauty

From Byung-Chul Han’s Saving Beauty:

Natural beauty is opposed to digital beauty. In digital beauty the negativity of the other is entirely removed. It is therefore perfectly smooth. It is not meant to contain any tear. Its signature is pleasure without any negativity, namely the Like. Digital beauty forms a smooth space of the same, which does not permit anything alien, any alterity, to enter. The pure inside without any exteriority is the mode in which it appears. It turns even nature into a window of itself. Thanks to the total digitalization of being, there is a total subjectivizing, an absolute subjectivity under which the human being only encounters itself.
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