Protein SupplementSep 06, 2019
#44 - Oscar Bellville on how artist representation models are broken
In this episode, I chat with long-time Protein Studios member, Oscar Bellville from Kintzing, a new generation artists agency and licensing platform that represents a global network of freelance creatives. We cover a wide range of topics, from sibling rivalries and how artist representation models are broken to the role of AI and how it could support, instead of clone, creative's work.
#43 - Amber Atherton on the rise of virtual communities
For this episode, we spoke to Amber Atherton about her new book, the Rise of Virtual Communities, which dives into the platforms and spaces that have shaped some of the most influential online subcultures ... something that's always close to our heart here at Protein.
#42 - Pali and Anoushka on designing for impact with TEMPLO
For this episode, we spoke to Pali and Anoushka, the co-founders of TEMPLO, a branding and digital agency that focusses on creativity for change. TEMPLO are longstanding members of Protein Studios, so it's about time we had them on the podcast to hear about what they've been up to, and what it’s like to set up a company as a couple.
#41 - Austin Robey + Severin Matusek on (after) the creator economy
For this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with Austin Robey from Metalabel and Severin Matusek from co-matter to talk about their After the Creator Economy project, which questions if we will still be clicking like and follow in 15 years time? Both a longtime friends of Protein, so it was great to record this inperson ahead of their London launch event in our Studio in Shoreditch.
#40 - Mindy Seu on collaboration, community and the Cyberfeminism Index
For this episode, Kes Inkersole speaks with Mindy Seu, gatherer and editor of the Cyberfeminism Index - an evolving, collaborative archive of projects working towards cyberfeminist futures dating from 1985-Now 👾 Mindy is also a professor at Yale School of Art and Rutgers university. We discussed the recent book launch and what the word Community means to the Cyberfeminism Index 💚
#39 - Cherie Hu on Water & Music's journey through web3
For this episode, Kes chats with Cherie Hu, founder and publisher of Water & Music - a paid newsletter and research DAO building the innovator's guide to the music business 🔊 We discuss Cherie's move into web3 and the experience of running a decentralised research report...
#38 - Molly Dickson on DAO activism and fighting for abortion rights
For this episode, we had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Molly Dickson, Founder of COWGIRLDAO, who have bought a whole new light to DAO activism in their incredible fight to support and raise funds for abortion access in the US ❤️ The female-led DAO delivers a f**k you to the system covered in cowgirl get-up and glitter ✨
#37 - Jessi Baker on increasing sustainability through blockchain
For this episode, we're spotlighting Jessie Baker, MBE, Founder of Provenance, a global leader in sustainable marketing technology, where citizens drive progress through purchase. This was recorded live on the Protein Twitter, so make sure you follow our socials or visit protein.xyz for all our other upcoming events.
#36 - Joy Howard on creating clothes for all eventualities with Early Majority
For this episode, we chat with Joy Howard, ex-CMO of Patagonia, Sonos, and Converse, and now Founder of Early Majority - a maker of technical outerwear for all eventualities and genders that are doing really interesting things with the web3 space. This was recorded live in the Protein Discord, so make sure you follow our socials or visit protein.xyz for all our other upcoming events.
#35 - Dame on the need for education, accessibility and inclusivity in web3
For this episode, we catch up with Dame, an absolute icon of education, accessibility, and inclusivity in the Web3 space, who describes themselves as a web3 educator and community cultivator ❤️ We discuss the opportunities web3 provides to create a better internet, digital activism and the importance of believing in something. This was recorded live in the Protein Discord, so make sure you follow our socials or visit protein.xyz for all our other upcoming events.
#34 - Nadia Piet on creative AI and protopian futures
For this episode, we catch up with Nadia Piet, founder of AI x Design, an educational platform exploring the intersection of AI and machine learning in design 🧬 We discuss the good and evil of AI, the concept of 'protopia' futures and how we should feel encouraged to collaborate and experiment with AI as a creative tool. This was recorded live in the Protein Discord, so make sure you follow our socials or visit protein.xyz for all our other upcoming events.
#33 - Cyn Bahati on her journey into web3 with her family
For this episode, I catch up with Cyn Bahati - artist, poet and game designer as well as co-founder of moon gate guild. We discuss her journey into Web3 and her insane crypto family. This was recorded live in the Protein Discord, so make sure you follow our socials or visit protein.xyz for all our other upcoming events.
#32 - LATASHÁ on the power and potential of web3 for music artists
For this episode, we catchup with LATASHÁ, music artist, Head of Community Programming at Zora, and an overall web3 icon. While she strolled around LA, we discussed the power and potential of Web3 for music artists and the importance of language in creating accessibility. This was recored live in the Protein Discord, so make sure you follow our socials or visit protein.xyz for all our other upcoming events.
#31 - Nathan Schneider on the open internet and exiting to community
For this episode, we catch up with Nathan Schneider, professor of media studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Nathan has authored books about cooperative enterprise and the open internet as well as the widely circulated “Exit to Community" which is a playbook for how you can put ownership back in the hands of your community. This was recorded live in the Protein Discord and to find out more about what our community is up to, make sure you follow our socials or visit protein.xyz.
#30 - Leanne Elliot Young on fashion futures and inclusivity in the metaverse
As we move into the world of Web3, I'm speaking to people who are putting communities first in order to manifest a more equitable and decentralised future. In this episode, I’m talking with Leanne Elliot Young, CEO and Co-founder of the Institute of Digital Fashion, a leading voice on fashion futures, inclusivity in tech, and the metaverse. Be warned, she's pretty badass. This was recorded live in the Protein Discord.
#29 - Cooper Turley on web3, DAOs and Friends With Benefits
For this episode, we have Cooper Turley who's been actively shaping the Creator Economy since 2019 through DAOs like Friends with Benefits and our very own Protein Community. He's an investor at Variant Fund, advisor at Audius and will probably be involved in that supercool project no-one has heard of yet. This was recorded live in the Protein Discord, so excuse the audio quality and make sure you follow our Twitter so you can be part of the next show.
#28 - Charles Broskoski on Are.na, crypto and community
For this episode we chat with Charles Broskoski, founder of Are.na, a platform designed to help you create your own visual space on the internet. Launched over 10 years ago, it certainly follows our good growth methodology of quality over speed or scale. Other than some nostalgic dot com tangents, we discuss all things visual, crypto and community. This was recorded over Zoom, so apologies for the audio quality.
#27 - Kim Boutin on creating immersive digital experiences with DVTK
For this episode we chat with Kim Boutin, one half of DVTK, an independent digital design studio... founded by herself and David Broner. They create beautifully immersive digital experiences as well as their own fun side-projects, such as loadmore - a curation platform for post-desktop interfaces. This was recorded over Zoom, so apologies for the audio quality.
#26 - Richard & Alex from Comuzi on coded bias and the meaning of community
For this episode, we chat with Richard & Alex, co-founders of Comuzi, a design and technology studio based in London. We cover everything from the meaning of community, coded bias, the under-representation of Black creatives in the UK and the challenges of launching a business in a recession. Be sure to check out their latest project Decentralise, an interactive experience about Black British Art created in collaboration with Somerset House. This was recorded over Zoom, so apologies for the audio quality.
#25 - Claire Yuri Davis on sustainability, creative ethics and tarot reading
For this episode, we chat with Claire Yuri, a long-term friend of Protein - having hosted events in our Studios for her sustainable fashion brand Hanger, which she has recently left to start up CogDis - a creative ethics consultancy focusing on Manifesting Utopia. Also known as The High Priestxss, you can find her giving tarot readings which she did for me after this interview and it was truly enlightening. This was recorded over lockdown, so apologies for the audio quality.
#24 - Phoebe Lovatt on being back in London after a transformative year around the world
For this episode we chat with Phoebe Lovatt, a longterm friend of Protein's. Originally from North London, she's been around the world (literally) for the last 10 years and now finds herself back in her old stomping ground. We originally interviewed Phoebe 2 years ago during her "transformative year", so we're happy to now finally share an updated version of her story recorded a few weeks ago in our Studio in Shoreditch.
#23 - Wayne Hemingway MBE on changing career paths
For this episode, we chat with Wayne Hemingway MBE. Founder of the infamous Red or Dead fashion label in the 90's, he now heads up Hemingway Design with his wife Gerardine, who are both on a mission to improve the things that matter in life. The recently launched Good Business Festival is a true testament to that commitment. Thanks to being in lockdown with my kids, I actually recorded this one in my car to get out the house. See if you can tell the difference!
#22 - Karinna Grant on opening the world's first circular economy concept store
Karinna is a hard one to pin down. Designer, lecturer, author, moderator and more recently entrepreneur, with the launch of HOT:SECOND, the worlds' first circular economy concept store. Launched in November 2019 at Protein Studios, it traded physical products for digital experiences. I caught up with Karinna over Google Hangout from her new home in Ibiza.
#21 - Jodie Cariss on the need for acceptance and accessibility in mental health care
The pandemic has not only exacerbated the problem for those already experiencing difficulties with their psychological wellbeing, but has also triggered a dramatic rise in new cases. In light of the urgency of the situation, Self Space Founder Jodie Cariss is trying to make the conversation more acceptable and accessible. Please excuse the poor audio quality on this one!
#20 - Kesang Ball on the relationships between travelling, sustainability and identity
For this episode, we chat with Kesang Ball, co-founder of Trippin, the content platform redefining the travel industry. Trippin's global community of contributors help to provide a truly local viewpoint alongside stunning visual content. We discuss the relationships between privilege, sustainability and identity when travelling in a pre-corona world. This was recorded in our Studios in Shoreditch.
#19 - Louise Gray on the importance of creative education
For this episode, we chat with Louise Gray, a multi-disciplinary designer, educator and soon-to-be author. Having showed her collections at London Fashion Week 7 years running, Louise now creates work on her own terms, while also teaching on the MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins — which is the course she originally moved to London for. We discuss the issues of sustainability in fashion, what authenticity means to brands and the realities and opportunities of the education system.
#18 - Pip Black & Joan Murphy on making gym experiences more accessible
For this episode, we chat with Pip Black and Joan Murphy, co-founders of Frame, a new breed of fitness studio that are rapidly growing across London. They're two friends who saw a need for a gym experience that was accessible, affordable and fun ... as you'll hear, they very much practice what they preach! This was recorded in our Studios in Shoreditch, which is right next door to their first site ;-)
#17 - Siobhan Lyons on the importance of creativity as a force for positive impact
For this episode, we chat with Siobhan Lyons, Fashion Director of The September Issues, a biannual printed magazine celebrating the diversity and power of global feminism. Ever the polymath, Siobhan also freelances as a creative director, stylist, researcher, artist and teacher. In the face of the turbulent times we live in, we discuss the importance of creativity as a source of education, inspiration and its power to generate positive impact to women's lives across the globe.
#16 - Seetal Solanki on understanding the materials around us with Ma-tt-er
#15 - Valentina Milanova on normalising female reproductive health with DAYE
For this episode, we chat with Valentina Milanova, Founder and CEO of UK based DAYE - A CDB tampon company who are on a mission a normalise the conversation around female reproductive health. Her story is both fascinating and well as impressive, as she's taking on the challenges of setting up physical manufacturing in the UK, the legal ambiguity of a fast changing cannabis market, as well as being a sole female founder.
#14 - Sara Arnold on Extinction Rebellion and not buying new clothes
For this episode we chat with Sara Arnold, Founder of Higher Studio, a couture fashion rental and subscription service based in East London. She is also an active member of Extinction Rebellion who are promoting a fashion boycott, urging people not to buy any new clothes for a year. For some context, 100Bn new clothing items are produced each year, which in turn contributes 10% of the total global carbon emissions as well as releasing of a huge amount of microfibres and plastics into the ocean. We hope you enjoy her story...
#13 - Kaave Pour on intertwining art, technology and design at SPACE10
Kaave Pour, managing director of SPACE10, has worked on innovative projects including a study into communal living and the future for meatballs ... backed by IKEA. Intertwining the fields of art, technology and design, SPACE10 works to evolve the human habitat, so that it can adjust to new urban realities. This was recorded in the basement of their workshop in the Meat Packing district in Copenhagen.
#12 - Henrietta Thompson on changing the way we think about the objects we own
#11 - Tobias Peggs on the future of farming
For this episode we chat with Tobias Peggs, CEO of Square Roots, an urban farming company based in Brooklyn. By pioneering new vertical agriculture technologies, refining the seed-to-sale model and training the next generation of farmers, Tobias is challenging what the future of farming might actually look like. This was recorded in the somewhat noisey Square Roots HQ in Brooklyn.
#10 - Lucy Hardcastle on creating sensual storytelling for a digital age
#9 - Hayley Louisa Brown from Brick Magazine and doing her own thing
For this episode we chat with Hayley Louisa Brown, Founder of Brick Magazine, an independent magazine celebrating the new age of hip-hop culture. As a professional photographer, she fell out of love with the world of commercial fashion and piled all her money and love of film photography into doing her own thing. This was recorded in the Lyric Studios in Hammersmith.
#8 - Gabby Edlin on her dream for Bloody Good Period to not be needed
For this episode, we chat with Gabby Edlin, Founder and CEO of Bloody Good Period, a London based charity seeking to provide menstrual supplies to people who can't afford them. Her story started by facing the stigma head on and will hopefully conclude with her organisation not being needed... when I'm sure she'll go back to being stand-up comedian. It was a fascinating discussion and I was surprised and delighted to be the first man to interview her about it. This was recorded in our Studios in Shoreditch.
#7 - Jules Ehrhardt on how the agency model is broken
For this episode, we chat with Jules Ehrhardt, Founder at the FKTRY, a creative capital studio who believe the traditional agency models are broken and his State of the Digital Nation is a must read for anyone who works in creative, media or technology. This was recorded in our old Studios in Brooklyn.
#6 - Danielle Pender on moving from Newcastle to starting Riposte
#5 - Sam Conniff Allende on helping businesses find their true purpose
#4 - Liv Little on starting up Gal-Dem
For this episode we chat with Liv Little, editor and Founder of Gal-Dem, a magazine written by women of colour and non-binary people of colour. She recently won LGBTQ+ broadcaster and journalist of the year and is a leading light within the creative community. This was recorded in our Studios in Shoreditch.
#2 - Pip Jamieson on creating the "Linkedin for creatives"
For this episode, we chat to Pip Jamieson, founder and CEO of The Dots, a digital platform which been described as 'the Linkedin for creatives'. Her mission is to connect people via projects they've worked on rather than who they know. She and her team are based in Protein Studios Shoreditch, which is where this was recorded.
#1 - Mark de Lange on his non-traditional approach to starting up Ace & Tate
For this episode we speak with Mark de Lange, Founder and CEO of Ace & Tate, an eyewear company based in Amsterdam and rapidly growing around the world. We’ve worked with Mark and his team over the last few years and I’ve always loved their beautiful products and non-traditional approach. This was recorded in our Studios in London.