If our Pre-season was laying the foundations, Season 1 is building the house.
1st November saw our new season launch after our members overwhelmingly voted in support of the proposal. This means over the next 2 months, we’ll be looking to establish Protein Community as an incubator of ideas that reflect our mission of good growth through education, expertise, and funding. We’re therefore ready to welcome new members, start building our Good Growth Framework 🌱 and launch our first $PRTN funded projects, so sign-up below if you’d like to get involved:
p.s. Make sure you have your Discord and ETH details ready!
p.p.s. If you’ve already applied, the team have been individually reviewing all 675+ submissions, so will be contacting everyone early next week ✨
STORIES OF GROWTH
We’ve also moved our Stories of Growth podcast into the world of Web3 and will be speaking to people who are putting communities first in order to manifest a more equitable and decentralised future. Kicking things off, we had Cooper Turley drop into the Protein Discord to chat about the creator economy, Friends with Benefits, and his love of Jack Harlow. Take a listen and you can keep track of all our upcoming events with this handy PRTN Events ical
Transgender healthcare in the UK is in crisis and people of colour are at the sharpest end
We made a Discord bot to help you understand Web3 acronyms
The Dreaming Field Lab are connecting femmes of the African Diaspora with nature in the UK, to practice collective care in the face of climate breakdown
Here’s a great primer on the metaverse and why we should care
Then have a listen to Brian Merchant talk about what’s wrong with the metaverse, its sci-fi origins, and why Silicon Valley is obsessed with making it work
DAMN is building a decentralised autonomous media networks and no, it has nothing to do with Kendrick Lamar
SPACE10 explore visions for a regenerative future and what it means to give back much more than we take
A worthwhile read on the creator power scale including a formula to determine if Twitch is ripping you off
Metahaven artist collective on the conflicts of representation and charms of recursion
Why we crave stylish software
A critical analysis of how Amazon exploits your search results
Eco-Bot is exposing climate change disinformation and corporate greenwashing on social media
Klima is accelerating the price appreciation of carbon assets to force fossil fuel companies to adapt more quickly to the realities of climate change
You’ve heard of your carbon footprint, what about your carbon shadow?
Georgina Johnson’s The Slow Grind is been republished thanks to a grant from Mulberry
21 very smart people talking about the future of expertise
26th - (Opening) Amy: Beyond the Stage exhibition
A special shot out to all our members who’ve contributed to this months Supplement: @artem @algoriddims @anaroman @chu @deniz @EVI @Fancy @gustavo @kes and expect to see lots more community curated content SOON™️
Until next month, your friends at Protein 💚
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