The Protein Discord has been buzzin’ these past few weeks with members refining their methodologies, self-organising into research groups, and tending their research gardens for the upcoming Dirty Words COMMUNITY Report. We’ve also spun up a new propellerheads group to tackle how we bring the report to life and explore the numerous possible flywheels beyond the launch ✨

We’re also super excited to be hosting “What’s After the Creator Economy?” with Austin from Metalabel and Severin from Co-Matter at Protein Studios — exploring new perspectives on the ways creative work is produced, distributed, and monetized online. This is a members only event, so if you’d like to attend, you can apply here.

In Supplement news, you’ll notice we’ve added a few new categories and inspired by Chromuh’s post, we’ve brought our playlists back. This month’s beats come c/o Rob Jenkins, a UK-based producer who specialises in creating deep, immersive sounds inspired by the rich history of dub, as well as the futuristic possibilities of techno … making it a perfect soundtrack to help you digest this monster issue. And in the spirit of supporting artists, if you like what you hear, you can find his Patreon page here:

Sitting comfortably? OK, let’s get to it as we’ve got a lot to get through …


🤖・ai

🤝・community

🪑・design

🔮・esoteric

👍・misc

⭕・ownership

💌・social-media

🌱・sustainability

🙌・web3


FINAL WORD 🇺🇦


THANKS

We give 200 $PRTN for any link that makes the Protein Supplement. So, a big shoutout to the following members, we’ll be in touch shortly to sort your tokens:

maartenwalraven#6758, AmirCaten8ted#1874, arthur#8888, heyjates#9854, sleeping swan#9511, elizeger#9886, 0xMdC#0401, benculpin#8988, VanKB#2896, Super_Fiction#8602 & lomedia#4486

Until next month, your friends at Protein 💚


SMALL PRINT

Protein is a place where people and ideas grow 🌱 We do this through our global community, agency, and studio space. We believe we’ve all got a responsibility to think and act bigger than ourselves and that good growth can only be achieved by balancing progress, profit, and purpose.

Yes, we really have published 700 issues 👀 of this newsletter. The first Protein Supplement was sent on 17th September 1997 to 14 people and (other than a few breaks over the years) has always aimed to distill what’s happening at the intersection of community and culture into a concise and accessible digest. If you’re interested in digging into the (incomplete) archive, you can here.

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