I’m Jess, a freelance journalist in London.

I write about culture, technology, and place. I’m interested in why people do what they do, and how technology is changing the way we live. My most viral stories were about bacon, and ‘Africa’ by Toto, because the internet is a magical place.

Email me to talk shop: jessica.furseth@gmail.com

* The sound of silence from noise-cancelling headphones is the ultimate survival tool for modern life – The Guardian
* The colour of your city: How random acts of history created colour patterns that determine how we build cities today – Curbed
What do you do with a 20% chance of cancer? – BuzzFeed
* The art of imitation: My family’s favourite fake painting – Hazlitt
* Pints at dawn: The last days of London’s earlyhouse pub culture – The Guardian
Got Stan Smiths? Why urban creatives flock to heritage brands – Quartz
* Why Norwegians love their restrictive alcohol policy – Tonic / Vice
* Our fridges, ourselves: On home tech, culture shock, and expat life – Curbed
* Chasing ghost signs: On how the city is full of messages – Hazlitt
* The narcissist within: On being a couple that looks like each other – Refinery29
* The heartache of being European in Brexit Britain – New Statesman
* On Star Trek Voyager, and the things that pull you out of the fire – Catapult
* How Birkenstock convinced us all the breaking-in pain is worth it – Racked
How do you preserve a language while still letting it grow? – Hazlitt
* How to fix a leak in your bathroom – The Billfold
* How listmaking apps help couples share the emotional labour – The Guardian
* Save Hackney Wick! The fight for Europe’s densest arts hub – Apollo Magazine
* Notes on a small election – The London Review of Books