I’m Jess, a journalist in London.

I write about culture, technology, and urbanism. I’m interested in why people do what they do, life in the city, how technology is changing the way we live, and geekery in all its forms. My most viral stories have been about bacon, and ‘Africa’ by Toto, because the internet is often wonderful.

Hire me / say hi: jessica.furseth@gmail.com

Reported features:
* The sound of silence from noise-cancelling headphones is the ultimate survival tool for modern life – The Guardian
* Gentrification, the mis-managed London Olympic legacy, and the last glory days of Hackney Wick – Huck Magazine
* The colour of your city: How random acts of history created colour patterns that determine how we build cities today – Curbed
* The wild, necessary world of online UTI cures – The Cut / New York Magazine
* Why London is full of old pubs with secret Thai kitchens – Out of Office / Mic
* The art of imitation: Tracing down family’s favourite fake painting – Hazlitt
* Pints at dawn: The last days of London’s earlyhouse pub culture – The Guardian
* The hidden sexual side effects of pre-cervical cancer treatment – Tonic / Vice
* How terrazzo made its staggering comeback – Curbed
* Chasing ghost signs – Hazlitt
* How Birkenstock convinced us the breaking-in pain is worth it – Racked / Vox
* Sutton and Sons’ vegan fish and chips carries this fusion food into the future – Out of Office / Mic
* How I learned to stop worrying and love gaming – The Guardian
* Our fridges, ourselves: On home tech, culture shock, and expat life – Curbed
* ‘Like’ if you support my divorce: On a digital world dilemma – The Outline
* On the misplaced shame of getting PTSD from “everyday” events – Tonic / Vice
* How listmaking apps help couples share the emotional labour – The Guardian
* How an island in the Thames became a hedonistic hideaway – Huck Magazine

Essay and opinion: 
* How two cynical divorcees embraced the relationship contract – The Cut / New York Magazine
* Half-lifes: On citizenship – Popula
* Schrodinger’s Cancer – Catapult
* My house was my marriage – Curbed
* On being a couple that looks like one another – Refinery29
* Why we go back to Groundhog Day again and again – Prospect Magazine
* Star Trek Voyager, and the things that pull us out of the fire – Catapult
* On accents and belonging – Medium Features
* Notes on a small election – The London Review of Books
* On fashion lost in translation – White Noise
What do your tattoos mean? On a private, public statement – Refinery29
What it means to belong to London in times of Brexit – Catapult
On brown cheese, and beautifully boring memories – Roads & Kingdoms