Whilst some of you might be enjoying some well deserved time off, we’ve been working hard on how we can better serve you, our community of readers, curators, and collaborators, as a place where people and ideas grow 🌱
So it feels appropriate to host an intimate IRL + URL event on 16th September 2021 to discuss what we can do better, where we go next, and how you can get more involved … so if you’re interested in being part of the exciting next iteration of Protein, make sure you’re signed up here:
As Supplement subscribers, you get to hear the final episode of the current season before ANYONE else. This month, we have Charles Broskoski, founder of Are.na, discussing all things visual, crypto and community:
As the IRL vibes return, we show some love for ATW Records who’ve been making waves all summer - recently dropping a proper old-skool rave in a field near Cambridge. Listen to their recent mix for Balamii and follow Warehouse Raves for the next one ♥️
Flock Together are looking for a General Manager
Bloody Good Period are looking for videographers
Want to be featured here next month? Post it here …
Laura Bachmann on the vicious cycle of creative perfectionism
An excellent paper on understanding trends through early adopter analysis
How TikTok’s algorithm figures you out
Meanwhile, TikTok’s top dance creators are fighting to protect their copyright
Brickit scans your Lego collection and suggests new things to make
Is Lil Nas X Gen Z's defining icon?
TextSniper extracts text from images and other digital documents
Gawker is back … say no more
Clubhouse’s entire database of 3.8 billion phone numbers is for sale on the darkweb
In case you missed it, Jaron Lanier wants to fix the internet
Sean Monaham has revisited Normcore (subscription required)
How to sign in BASL (Black American Sign Language)
Is code ever “done”?
Playdate is a 1-bit retro gaming device that’s incredibly cute
Riposte’s new digital issue celebrates the queer club kids who founded their community through the notion of movement
25 tips for your next meme video
The remarkable story of the 82 year old inventor of the Henry vacuumer cleaner
Tech Yard is a summer coding camp for 10-13 year olds
Where failed startups get turned into toys
NEO BLACK MARKET is searching for solutions to the industry’s garment waste problem
And if you ever wondered, here’s why bees make honey 🐝
If there’s one thing you should read this month, it’s this Prehistory of DAOs
As well as how the world is being transformed by DAOs
Luke Burgis on the power of mimetic desire
Station has a great primer on the Web 3
Exit to Community is a new investment model for communities
Cyn Bahati of Herstory DAO, discusses textures of the metaverse, tribal DAOs and crypto anthropology
And finally, this South Korean toilet turns crap into crypto
6th to 19th - Normality and Other Wonders
20th to 22nd - Grubber x Baesianz ‘ROOTS’ exhibition
16th Sept - Protein DAO launch! More Soon™
Until next month!
Your friends at Protein 💚
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