As the world opens up, we've been asking our community questions about their online vs offline identities, what spaces they feel safe expressing themselves in, and (importantly) whether they had booked any festivals this summer. As for Protein Studios, it’s been amazing to have people in our Shoreditch space again for 19 Chairs, Patagonia, Big Plant Sale, and Aune Store … the future is certainly starting to feel a lot brighter 🌞
As a Supplement reader, we have another first listen podcast episode from Comuzi Lab for you. We discussed the meaning of community, coded bias, the under-representation of Black creatives in the UK, and the difficulties of setting up a new business during a recession. Be sure to also check out Decentralised, created in collaboration with Somerset House.
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This month’s playlist is from April, but it’s too iconic for us not to share again now. SZNS7N label owner and hardline bass producer LCY brings her fierce-forward, dark and percussive sound to Tower Bridge in London. Yes, actually on Tower Bridge! Organised by Fabric during the pandemic to raise money towards a fundraiser raffle for the Music Venue Trust.
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Polystester has a £1,500 grant and one month of creative mentorship on offer for their July digital cover
If you haven’t already, watch Coded Bias
If you have, try Unnatural Selection
And whilst we’re on the topic of harmful A.I., the algorithmic justice league are putting in the work to fight against it
Dazed has a good piece on the digital protest generation
Help Amnesty International Decode Surveillance Tech in NYC
Our friends at Trippin are giving a voice to India’s music scene
Here’s a list of Trans and Non-Binary Graphic Designers and Illustrators from We Exist London
Snack is a video first dating app for Gen Z investors
Adapt brings us some Climate Myth Busters in their usual brilliantly beautiful and playful style
Taylore Scarabelli on how Instagram isn’t fun anymore
The Study Web explores Gen Z’s ambitious and anxiety-fuelled pursuit of
Got kids who game? Esports Family is for you
Komorebi Collective is making sure crypto serves communities correctly by investing in female and non-binary founders, who represent the vast audience this technology aims to serve
Will NFTs Transform Tattoos Into Bankable Art? What would this mean for the artist?
Why Digital Organizations are the future of work in a decentralized future
Introducing JPG, the New Media curation protocol
Revolution Populi’s ambition is to return digital sovereignty back to the people
June is Digital Art Month in Paris
9th - Yoga with Gina is weekly on Wednesday evenings
29th - Cancelling Imposter Syndrome
Until next month,
Your friends at Protein 💚
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