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Partners on Boredom

The Boredom Lab is a team of curious, engaged, collaborative researchers led by Dr. John Eastwood. We are located in the department of Psychology at York University. The Boredom Lab is dedicated to deepening our understanding of boredom. We draw comprehensively from a range of psychological research methodologies, including social, cognitive, and clinical perspectives.

We’re encouraging adults in isolation including those in hospital to find ways to change time into an opportunity and bring fresh ideas to help spark the imagination… This is now relevant to everyone in lock-down.

The Boring Conference is a one-day celebration of the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked; subjects often considered trivial and pointless, but when examined more closely reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating.

The Eden Alternative® is an international, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating quality of life for Elders and their care partners, wherever they may live. Together, care partner teams strive to enhance well-being by eliminating the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.

The Ibero-American Society for Pessimism Studies (SIEP) aims to support and promote specialized research on pessimism. With the foundation of this society it is intended to spread, in Latin America, the philosophical current called pessimism. Similarly, we try to establish contact with the various associations, societies and groups dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of pessimism.

Bringing science to life…

Their aim is to spark the imagination with creative workshops and approaches to learning about science. 

Their workshops pioneering the teaching of science through art have engaged and inspired thousands of people of all ages. 

Improving Life, one fold at a time…

Registered Community Interest Company dedicated exclusively to the art and science of origami. A highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic team who advocate passionately the mental health benefits of the practice of origami. difficult times.

The SOCOUL Lab at the Department of Psychology in the University of Limerick takes a social cognitive perspective on addressing emotions, the self, political cognition, decision making, and person perception. It consists of a combination of undergraduate students, PhD-students, lecturers. Research of the SOCOUL Lab is dedicated to social psychology, primarily rooted in social cognition, and it branches into other subdisciplines of psychology and neighbouring fields such as neuroscience, linguistics, sociology, and philosophy.  

We study boredom in a wide range of ways. We use behavioural tasks like foraging that pit exploration against exploitation, sustained attention tasks that are by design monotonous and dull, and executive control tasks that tap into the capacity for self-control.

Series of posts on BOREDOM & AGING by Josefa Ros Velasco on the Blog «To Age in Society» at CENIE‘s Website. 

Boutheina Boukhalfa, one of the presenters at the 4th International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference, has this blog where she documents and shares her thoughts on not only books, but on journaling, writing, interiors, plants, and all the little in-between things that she enjoys the most. 

Futebol Viral is an interactive platform designed to engage men and to mitigate the Covid-19 spike in domestic violence as a result of #boredom during lockdown.


The PICT has joint our network. Know more about their Let’s Get Bored podcast series by our member Salamis Aysegul Sentug

CINCUENTOPÍA is a sociocultural association that create content on aging and life after 50. 

  • Revista50

  • Podcast Qué hay de tu vida

  • Podcast De Sentido Común

  • Podcast Intergeneración Impacto


aims to disseminate the work of the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in the Spanish-speaking world, proposing, as its main objective, to keep alive the interest in his works and teachings, in addition to promoting the creation of national and international congresses and meetings in those that Schopenhauer’s thought is studied and propagated.

El vuelo de la lechuza is a global and humanistic publication in which all disciplines of knowledge (from literature and philosophy, through sociology and anthropology, to the positive sciences) acquire the same and fundamental role. 

Search for free places in nursing homes. 

Buscador de plazas libres en residencias de 3a edad, ancianos y geriátricos con precio, servicios, situación, opiniones y comparador.

Committed to eradicating boredom in nursing homes.

ArjePhilo and its project were born with the aim of wanting to connect this humanistic science, such as Philosophy, in all -or almost- the ages of the human being.

Hénadas. Revista de pesimismo filosófico

Publicación digital sobre pesimismo filosófico de referencia para el público hispanohablante.

Through workshops with Dr Tina Kendall (ARU Boredom researcher), they reflect on the complexity of boredom in lockdown: creativity, making the most of our free-time, opportunities for self-reflection, pressure of self-improvement, and the reality that maybe boredom is a privilege key-workers might not have had. They worked with Lu Williams (Essex zine artist and activist) to create unique pieces of artwork. 

Filosofía en la red es una plataforma digital de difusión filosófica que se busca crear un espacio plural de diálogo. La motivación principal es, y ha sido, el reunir en un ambiente plural con rigor y respeto, textos que fomenten y promuevan la filosofía en la red.