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#697 | What does OWNERSHIP mean to you?
Issue 3 of our Dirty Words series is here 👈
In our latest report, we investigate the contemporary crisis of faith in traditional ownership models and the cultural instigators distributing agency amongst their communities to create meaningful change. Protein Members are invited to a special launch briefing at 4pm UTC on 16th November and will be the first to receive the report, so if you’re not a member yet you know what to do:
For everyone else, keep an eye on this page and make sure you’re signed up to this list 👀 In other news, remember to RSVP to the Protein Boat Party to celebrate turning 25 with us this Wednesday, as it’s going to be fun one 🤪 Also, a heads up we’re going to be sending you a readers survey next week to understand a bit more about who you lovely people are and how we can make this monthly journey around the internet (even more) awesome ✨
OK, this is what our members have been dropping in the Discord this month:
Compost is a magazine about the digital commons
Parsons School of Design to start offering Roblox courses
Meme Sneakers are now a thing
Is the future of fashion biogarments?
Thredup’s 2022 resale market report is incredible
Tesco has linked its executive bonuses to halving food waste by 2025
Did you know about the Planetary Design Circle Method?
Metalabel on how culture is made
Shutterstock is selling AI-generated imagery
Twitter is paying $1 billion in interest on their loans
Computer Cowgirls will be at the Art Blocks Weekender
And some great ideas for how to improve web3
How the names of 6,816 complexion products can reveal bias in beauty
Got a Dyson? This is a game changer …
Here’s what you missed from the Radar Futurethon
In case you’re wondering, this is how to recycle a 14-story office tower
We’re loving Jake Advincula’s Indigenized Internet
Take ownership of your link data with Shlink
Valaclava is here for all your “cyber physical NFT clothing” needs
VeinViewer helps physicians see your veins
Here are some tips on how to make it as freelance creative
Did you know that November is Hip Hop history month?
The one thing you can’t (yet) do in the metaverse … haptics
What your streetwear brands say about your music taste
Andy Tudhope on Signature Economies is worth a read
Does race and ethnicity influence psychedelic mental health outcomes?
Twitter to let you buy and sell NFTs through tweets
Andy Mcallister explores the relationship between where we live and what we create
I think we all need more healing sounds to get us through
Build your own Nouns-style daily NFT auction to fund your next project
Deep Objects new report just dropped and it’s intense
Fancying adopting an Alp? 🏔
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Until next month, your friends at Protein 💚
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