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#687 | Nathan Schneider, Dotcom Ghosts & Web3 Baddies
A very happy new year to all 34,289 of you. We hope you had a good holiDAO and are easing your way into 2022 in suitable style and fashion.
We ended last year with Nathan Schneider joining our members in the PRTN Discord for a live Stories of Growth recording. Nathan has authored books about cooperative enterprise and the open internet, as well as the widely circulated “Exit to Community" - a playbook for how you can put ownership back in the hands of your community 🤝Have a listen here.
As a small token of our appreciation, from today, we’ve opened up all of the Supplement channels in the Protein Discord to give anyone a chance to earn 500 $PRTN for any link that makes the Protein Supplement. This is the first in a series of ways you’ll be able to “earn to access” a full Protein Membership. Interested? Start here.
Or, if you prefer to just fill your tabs with some tasty links, then LFG …
Start the year as you mean to go on with Trippin’s 6 travel resolutions
Here are all the 2022 Trend Reports in one handy GDrive. You’re welcome.
Enroll in the Big World NRG mentoring program
Be sure to commission someone from the Black Artist Database this year
China’s queer internet is being erased
Roman Coppola is using crypto to shake up the film industry
Share your waste stories to Adapt’s Waste Database
Web3 Baddies is for the girlies, gays, non-binaries, & baddies in web3
This NFT absorbs CO2, rather than creating it
Have you bought a music NFT yet?
If not, Water & Music’s $STREAM report is a good place to start
Nina Radio is a randomized selection of releases from the Nina Protocol
Is your bed legally part of your commute when you WFH? A German court says yes
Join Quest DAO’s event on making crytpo inclusive
An excellent read on transformative investing
How to make voting more truly representative
Chase Chapman chats the healing power of NFTs with artist Latashá
Cooper and Li Jin on the Creator Economy
Cobie on the Attention Economy
An epic Miro board of the Music Blockchain landscape
Imnotart’s ‘Balance’ exhibition centers on female photographers
Do psychedelics alter metaphysical beliefs?
Red Pill or Blue Pill💧
Welcome to the Lore Zone
Claves Angelicæ is inscribing magical words into the blockchain
Dotcom Seance is reviving ghosts from the dot-com bubble
Brian Eno on NFTs and Automaticism
Server Farm is a computer made out of plants and animals
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create a PFP NFT series
Guap mag are hiring, apply here
Submit your work to be part of the next Polyester Zine
A DAO is trying revive Blockbuster Video
Crypto isn’t only for the boys
Snaxshot is the website you never knew you needed
Apparently #birdsarentreal 🦆
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A special shot out to everyone who’s contributed to this month’s Supplement: @_ted_ @7babyguava7 @artem @deniz @fancy @gus @harry @jonty @marv @nataliecrue @kevinc @kes @rick and @sunnndayyy. Until next month, your friends at Protein 💚
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