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#704 | How do you nurture healthier communities?
Have you ever wondered how to; create meaningful brand collaborations? Measure co-creation success beyond revenue? Or nurture a healthier community?
Well, we made a workshop off the back of the learnings from DIRTY WORDS #4 [COMMUNITY] to answer all these questions and more. We ran the first one in New York last week and had some amazing feedback, so if you’d like to join the next one, please sign-up here. We’re also going to be sharing some insights at Broadcast Summit in Paris and did you know you can now download a free PDF version of the report?
In other news, there are two new Stories on the podcast for you to tuck into: Amber Atherton on the rise of virtual communities and Protein Studios member, Templo on designing for impact. Speaking of our Shoreditch events and community space, we’ve just given it refresh, so shout out to another one of our amazing members, They That Do for making us look 🔥
P.S. We’ve also launched the first in a series of secret Studios playlists, so feel special, as you guys get the first play:
OK, we sense your thirst for trying to crash your browsers with too many tabs …
Fanfiction after AI on Zora
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PSFK made 200 AI generated trend reports so you didn’t have to
Can friendship clubs cure loneliness?
Have we reached peak community? 👀
Tom Lashly on curatorial governance
JPG on the power of community
Folklore on the secret to community building
12 useful community frameworks
D&AD’s New Blood Festival at Protein Studios was pretty special 💫
The USB origin story is worth a read if you’re into that sort of thing
Is Nike’s bubble bursting?
Here’s some incredible daily inspiration for any product designers out there
Maneken makes mockups real easy
These modular mixers are insanely beautiful
The life cycle of fashion trends
LVMH x Epic Games is happening
Lesbians are all around on Byline
The new US border wall is an app
An interesting take on feminism against modernity
Insights on ambition via bad waitresses
The original psychotherapists were shamans
The science of cuteness
The Future Lab have updated their 2030 global drivers
Is it time to drop generational stereotypes?
Jihad on Luxury Media
Aaron Lewis on how media distorts our sense of time
Pink Floyd, the Wizard of Oz and me
Google have released an AI music generator
An excellent visual explainer on how digital advertising works
Seed Club cohort #6 has just been announced
Other Internet on how to make DAOs work
a16z are coming to the UK
This is worth a listen for anyone looking at ERC-6551’s
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