This month we delve further into the world of #influence - how it’s changing, what this now means, and who is doing it well. We’re hosting a free briefing of our INFLUENCE report on 17th February which covers all these points and more. If you can’t make it, make sure you add your details here to get a copy of the final report. You’ll also see we’ve added a new #collaboration section with opportunities for Protein Members to collaborate on projects together 🙌
In other news, we’ve been planning where we should take the Protein Community next, so if you can spare 3 mins, we’d really appreciate your thoughts in this Typeform. As always, a big thank you to everyone who responded to our open call and if you want to see your project or event featured next month, sign-up to join Protein now:
Following the success of the Honey Dijion link last month, we thought we’d add a soundtrack to go with each Supplement. First up is Kikelomo who delivers a set of belters, channeling some “UK vibes alongside some serious Chicago, New York and Jersey Club heat”. Now based in Berlin, Kikelomo uses her platform to promote diversity and inclusion for marginalised communities in the Berlin club culture and beyond. Enjoy.
Limbo+Hatch Magazine assesses our inherent relationship with technology and how isolation and virtual influence is affecting our off- and online identities
If there’s one link you should read this month, it’s this one 👈
Is Substack the media future we want?
Anti-influencers, NEW MODELS, have made a Keep / Kill / Create list and it’s bang on
How one social platform has fundamentally changed brand building & consumer behavior as we know it
The Bernie Sanders meme proves the Internet is resetting
Time to up your Squad Wealth
This is all great, but what really is “influence”?
Hanne is looking for someone for a CMF (colour, materials and finishing) gig in London
We’re all about collaboration, so what’s the one thing you need a hand with and one thing you could offer in return?
Rest in power SOPHIE, a true visionary 💔 Watch SOPHIE discussing the future of creativity with Sophia the Robot in 2018
Don’t miss the LCF Graduates Online Exhibition, it’s really good
Queer and Now Tate 2021 has submissions open all of February
BAESIANZ is creating an evolving library of Asian films and filmmakers living both within and outside of Asia that can be experienced by all
Bid on Adapt climate protest gear in order to raise money for their Climate Action Blowout
We want to know if you’ve still been dating during lockdown?
You Don’t Know Me Podcast by Chloe Combi gives a no holds barred insight into the lives of teenagers today, through their own experiences and voices
OpenAI has trained a neural network to creates images from text captions with some pleasing results
Check this podcast by Zai Nájera on culture and the creative industry
Listen to this collaborative “getaway mixtape” to raise money for Centre Point
Superstar cities are in trouble
Spatial Audio is the answer to those cringe Zoom cocktail parties
How nothingness became everything we wanted
Daily — Free Coaching Sessions from Zoe Mallett is an accessible, relatable, and fresh approach to life coaching for anyone looking to live life with some purpose
Daily — Our friends at FRAME have taken their incredible classes online to keep you moving all day errrrrday, so if you’re looking for some Cher-obics or Beyonce barre, head this way. Remember, Protein Studios members get FREE classes 💯
Daily — Want to accelerate performance, increase productivity, alleviate stress, and help reduce negative emotions? Yeah, we thought you might … sounds like you need some Breathpod in your lockdown routine
Wellness Wednesday — Qigong with Darcy is a 30 min lunchtime session designed to help you release stress and tension, create greater balance and an overall sense of health and vitality. Open to all levels
Wellness Wednesday — Yoga with Gina is a 60 min meditation, Vinyasa, and Yoga Nidra with our very own Gina Stewart. It's happening at 7pm GMT every Wednesday, open to all levels and an optional donation is appreciated
6th — Be The Change: Free LGBTQ+ Workshop that equips participants with new self-care and empowerment tools for personal growth; challenging self-imposed narratives and bringing more awareness to the impact that our stories can have on deciding our own future
6th — TED x LondonWomen: SHOWING UP is going to be broadcast live from Abbey Road Studios to you – wherever you are
8th — How to be an activist with Amika George and Adwoa Aboah - Young activist Amika George will be joined by Adwoa Aboah to talk about George’s new book, Make it Happen
9th — Digital Art Exhibition Opening: Uno, Nessuno, Centomila - from Electric Artefacts and Umanesimo Artificiale: a collection that brings together nine artists whose practices revolve around artificial intelligence and the fluidity of identity in virtual spaces
16th — How to apply for a job during the pandemic to learn powerful tips and tricks to help “set you up for success and get that job you want!”
17th — Celebrate the launch of our Dirty Words - INFLUENCE report with a special Protein Members-only briefing 🚀
18th — Discover how to make static images come to life with designer Liza Enebeis of Studio Dumbar, as part of New World series with It’s Nice That
24th — Protein Members Meet-up come through and say 👋
1st March — An Introduction to Rules of Growth is a free workshop with Protein Founder & CEO, William Rowe, to help you grow your business, your team or yourself in a sustainable way
Until next month, my friends. Stay safe.
The team at Protein.
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