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Club Bulletin #44
The weekly SEED CLUB roundup.
Just over 24 hours left to apply to the inaugural cohort of the Consumer Crypto Accelerator. It’s our biggest swing yet: $2M to the top teams building at the intersection of consumer, crypto, and culture. Cohort kicks off in June.
We’re going to FWB FEST 23 🌲 We're teaming up with FWB to create a three day exposition of new ideas, music, and culture. For one unparalleled weekend, FEST is bringing together artists, creatives, and technologists to discuss and showcase the future of internet culture. Experience intimate musical performances by Caroline Polachek, Yves Tumor, Helado Negro, Vieux Farka Toure, Nick Hakim, and other notable artists. Plus, hear from industry leaders including Charles Broskoski, Dean Kissick, Taylor Lorenz, Mindy Seu, and Maria Paula Fernández ++
🌲 See you at FWB FEST 23 🌲
Protein launches DIRTY WORDS #4 [COMMUNITY] Tomorrow May 15 at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 4pm UK / 5pm CET
DIRTY WORDS are words that dominate brand and media conversations and whose original meaning has been modified by cultural shifts. We want to take a step back and re-focus on the usage of these words. The goal is not to reach an objective definition of each DIRTY WORD, but to explore concept and context to build a foundation for discussion.
Unlike our previous reports, this has been a research adventure between Protein Agency and Protein Community in order to create space to share mutual perspectives and learnings between our members and other communities. Within the report we explore:
— The spaces where IRL and URL communities live and thrive
— The role community plays in our identities
— The different economic opportunities and challenges of running a community
— What this all means for brands that are looking to engage with, create, cultivate, or grow their own communities
Seed Club announces a generative art collaboration with Refraction and Artists Rights Society.
Created by digital artist Anna Lucia and the iconic quilters of Gee's Bend, this collection honors the deep-rooted African American style of quiltmaking that emerged out of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. The sale includes digital quilts based on the physical quilts which informed the digital algorithms. Gee's Bend quilts have been featured in MOMA and the Whitney, worn by Questlove and inspired Michelle Obama's skirt in her official portrait.
Artizen announces their $2.2M raise to unlock human creativity. We're proud to share the Artizen Fund for Human Creativity has raised $2.2M from crypto leaders like Path, Juan Benet, PleasrDAO's Matt Condon, Airbnb's Dan Hill, Consensys Mesh, Animoca Brands, Protocol Labs, and other investors.
At Artizen, we help creators raise money for new projects by selling cultural Artifacts from their work. Each Artifact is an open edition NFT designed to capture the essence of a project and its impact on the world. “Artifacts can be an early sketch, concept art, a looping animation, or anything that documents an important milestone in a project’s life cycle,” says Artizen co-founder René Pinnell.