#696 | Me to We to Us
Our friends at Metalabel have launched a slick new online magazine called Public Record and features a nice piece about Protein by Austin Robey; it focuses on our “Me to We to Us” journey to be more intentional, collaborative, and community owned. You can read it here.
In other news, Season 4 is well underway after our members unanimously voting in favour of our very own merge — resulting in a flurry of new paid opportunities and fun projects for our members to get involved with.
If you’re still unsure about joining other culturally curious creatives, strategists and founders, then how would you like to be the first person to get your hands on our Ownership Report, as well as attend an exclusive members-only briefing by the Protein Agency team? Yeah, we thought that might do it …
Remember: Becoming a Protein member is free ✨
Be sure to also listen our latest Stories of Growth episode with Cherie Hu from Water & Music and when you’re done with that, catch our Protein Forum discussion on “What can web2 organisations learn from web3 communities?” And finally, if you’re in London, we’re hosting a Vladimir Put-in butt plug fundraiser at Protein Studios tonight 👀
Right, here’s what our members have been dropping in the Protein Discord this month:
Aphex Twin has launched a free sound design software
The White House reveals an AI bill of rights
Iain Tait on giving up control to free up more creativity and be sure to also read his amazing tribute to adland’s greatest introvert, Dan Weiden
Pool Suite raises the bar again with their Grand Leisure NFT minting experience
Your idea is nothing without intentional community design
Balenciaga now accepts crypto and your eldest daughter is really happy about it
Some great DAO design tips from the Bankless crews
Beyond the hype, here are 22 ways that NFTs could be genuinely useful
The problem with using money for socially-provided goods
Bruce Willis has sold his image rights to a deepfake firm
Fairytales of Growth is still relevant
Protein Agency is hiring
How do you grow living systems? Plant simple seeds 🌱
David Rutnik on rethinking ownership, creation, and community
Nike make a robot to clean and repair your kicks
We made a dope lenticular badge with our frens at Early Majority
How to remodel your brand around a profitable cultural belief system
In case you were wondering, your house plants move …
New from MIT: Co-Creation Studio
Where do we sign up for the #antigrowthcoalition?
Cook book for sustainable and resilient eating
This guy is still selling floppy disks (to the airline industry) 💾
CURSOR aims to deepen our understanding of the digital world around us
Struggling with your tokenomics modelling? Check out Machinations
This is what happens when a bunch of tech founders live together
Dreaming in DALL-E about the future of food
Starbucks goes onchain with Odyssey
Okuda Hiroko is who you can thank for reagge’s “Sleng Teng” riddim
This charity invented a show that can grow up to five sizes
And Allbirds is making shoes from citrus peels and rice
If there’s one thing to watch this month, it’s Jack Self on The Ownership Loop
Wind turbine blades → gummy bears 🐻
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Until next month, your friends at Protein 💚
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