My name is Ruth Les, fka Jess Henderson from Outsider. I am an author, writer, theorist, and activist. This is the home of my thoughts.

I am working as an independent thinker and author. My book Offline Matters: A Less-Digital Guide to Creative Work (BIS Publishers, Amsterdam, 2020) comes out in September. It’s a counter-cultural trip through industry superstitions and worker activism. Written under my previous moniker Jess from Outsider.

My work as Senior Research at the Institute of Network Cultures can be found here,
and anything newsworthy here.

Write to me. I love it.

A new generation writer with experimental approaches to research, Ruth Les is critical of our everyday experiences in trans-sensorial ways. From exploration of complex emotions to journeying the fault lines of liminal spaces, her work considers the affects of technology in our lives, creativity-as-work, and ‘offline’ as a possibility space.

'No Fun' is a nod to the Stooges' anthem for boredom, to Sara Ahmed, 
and fellow feminist killjoys around the world.