NO FUN is an online magazine, an assembly of writings, interviews and everyday fragments spanning the topics of our bored/busy/hyperactive/disconnected/loving/trying lives.
Formed by Jess Henderson of Outsider. I am a writer, researcher, theorist, and author of Offline Matters: The Less-Digital Guide to Creative Work (Amsterdam: BIS Publishers, 2020).
This is the home of my thoughts.
Currently I am a fellow and senior reseacher at the Institute of Network Cultures (this work can be found here), and am conducting a transdisciplinary study of the burnout at Zürich University of the Arts.
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Offline Matters is a handbook of radical strategies for the creative worker. Consider it a counter-cultural trip through industry superstitions and the state of imposed digitality in creative work today, with a heart of worker activism. The book culminates from three years of research working inside of the creative industries, conducted through Outsider. Isn’t it crazy we still don’t have many (critical) insider accounts from this place of work?
Offline Matters is a much needed take-down of the whole ‘cult of creativity’ from the inside. This rattle gun attack on the perniciousness of the creative digital work will leave you aghast and amused in equal measure.—Oli Mould, author of Against Creativity
'No Fun' is a nod to the Stooges' anthem for boredom, to Sara Ahmed, and fellow feminist killjoys around the world.