Offline Matters: An Interview Series — Straight Talkin’ with Eugenia Digon

OFFLINE MATTERS: Straight Talkin’ with Eugenia Digon Text by Jess Henderson Images by Eugenia Digon  Offline Matters: An Interview Series is co-presented with No Fun Mag, a membership newsletter by Jess Henderson, author of the book Offline Matters: The Less-Digital Guide to Creative Work.   In her most recent interview, Jess speaks with Paris-based Argentinian designer Eugenia Digon, who […]

Editor’s Letter — October 2021: Facing Down Defeat

There I sat, defeated after another grueling day at the computer. I’ve always counted my blessings for the chance to ply my trade in a field where many people often ask “how do you get into your industry?” But I suspect that beyond luck and “passion,” there are a few lesser-known characteristics that have allowed some of us the chance to forge a proper and fruitful career doing what we love.

Readworthy — Atlas of AI by Kate Crawford

Artificial intelligence has been integrated into our everyday lives to a shocking degree. Walking down the street, we may not be consciously thinking about this. Understanding the process of this relentless integration can help us all know how our current reality has come to be. The new book, by Australian author Dr. Kate Crawford, Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence helps to bring these two words down to earth, grounding the concept in social, political, environmental, and economic realities. Crawford has put in the hours to understand AI, and now readers can get to know it themselves.

Offline Matters — An Interview Series: Pandemic Journo with Sabine Danek

OFFLINE MATTERS: An Interview Series Pandemic Journo with Sabine Danek Text by Jess Henderson Photos by Sabine Danek Offline Matters: An Interview Series is co-presented with No Fun Mag, a membership newsletter by Jess Henderson, author of the book Offline Matters: The Less-Digital Guide to Creative Work.   Jess speaks with the long-time journalist Sabine Danek on […]

Editor’s Letter — September 2021: Participation and Transparent Process

In this month’s Editor’s Letter, Eugene weighs in on our changing relationship between the process and the outcome. We’ve now increasingly been open to the idea of bringing people along for the ride and letting them experience the journey of imperfection and challenge. But what does that mean for expectations when we let them see it all?

Readworthy — On Photography by Susan Sontag

Much of Sontag’s writing in On Photography revolves around the power photographs wield, as she argues that the quintessential nature of photographs is that they derive directly from reality. This is why they hold a certain authority, a certain sense of “realness” that works in other media, such as paintings, do not. Sontag writes that “Instead of just recording reality, photographs have become the norm for the way things appear to us, thereby changing the very idea of reality, and of realism.” 

Editor’s Letter — August 2021: Impact as the Fuel

The last 6-8 weeks have been a series of personal uncertainties,  mostly due to a deep introspective look at what interests me today, how much these things interest me, and what could interest me even more. I soon came to the realization that my current set of opportunities and experiences lack that ability to  impact a decision meaningfully.

Offline Matters — An Interview Series: Underground Living with V. Vale

OFFLINE MATTERS: An Interview Series Underground Living with V. Vale Text by Jess Henderson Photos Courtesy of V. Vale Offline Matters: An Interview Series is co-presented with No Fun Mag, a membership newsletter by Jess Henderson, author of the book Offline Matters: The Less-Digital Guide to Creative Work.   This time, Jess meets with one of her […]

Editor’s Letter — June 2021: Dynamic Branding

I used to think that brands themselves should be unwavering and rarely change beyond periodic updates; I don’t subscribe to that anymore. Brands that can find a way to maintain your trust while evolving and changing with the times are perhaps the most interesting and resilient. Looking back, I wish we had taken ourselves less seriously, earlier, but it’s not too late is it?

Offline Matters — An Interview Series: Doubtful Design with Paul Bille

Text by Jess Henderson Images courtesy of Paul Bille Offline Matters: An Interview Series is co-presented with No Fun Mag, a membership newsletter by Jess Henderson, author of the book Offline Matters: The Less-Digital Guide to Creative Work.     This time, Jess talks with Paul Bille to answer some of the questions that emerge when a […]