Erin Mikail Staples

Erin Mikail Staples

brooklyn, nyc
Oct
20
The Future Belongs to Makers

The future belongs to makers.

The future belongs to makers! Now let's pump the breaks and think about our values as creators + fellow internet humans. A modest proposal for those of us on the internet.
4 min read
Oct
12
Creator Beer Club at Evil Twin Brewing in Dumbo— Oct 13, 2021

Creator Beer Club at Evil Twin Brewing in Dumbo— Oct 13, 2021

And I'll kick it off — let's chat + get to know one another, just for the sake of getting to know one another — see you at creator beer club tomorrow night at Evil Twin Brewing.See you Wednesday Oct 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Evil Twin Brewing, Dumbo.
2 min read
Oct
12
Moving beyond the Parasocial — Fandom Communities 003

Moving beyond the Parasocial — Fandom Communities 003

Parasocial relationships drive you to buy that thing, influence you on the vacation of your dreams and even dictate trends, and evolve into businesses of their own. How can we dive past this?
6 min read
Sep
28
Thinking about fan exploitation, exploring Web 3.0, and embracing my sense of skepticism

Thinking about fan exploitation, exploring Web 3.0, and embracing my sense of skepticism

I'm learning to recognize that life, as much as we'd like it to be filled with rituals and routines, actually moves more as a tango, two steps forward one step back, with the rhythm of freeform jazz.
2 min read
Sep
28
Creator Beer Club @ Other Half Brewing — Domino Park

Creator Beer Club @ Other Half Brewing — Domino Park

See you Wednesday, Sept 28, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Other Half Brewing — Domino Park
1 min read
Sep
28
Fans, at their core, are producers. What does this tells us about the ethics of fan labor? — Fandom Communities 002

Fans, at their core, are producers. What does this tells us about the ethics of fan labor? — Fandom Communities 002

However, with the rise and popularity of web 2.0 and 3.0, this fan labor is ripe for exploitation, with the original creators no longer receiving the credit, opportunities, or financial income generated from this fan labor.
7 min read
Sep
21

Fans, they're really passionate people — Fandom Communities #001

When I was studying fandom in graduate school — it was often reiterated, fandom is a verb. In order to participate you must do something. This is not dissimilar from communities either — to truly belong to a community, you must participate in some sort of action. And action — is driven by passion.
4 min read
Sep
11

Paid Attention 01: Finding your own harmony on the internet.

In these forums where connection with one another is commonly driven by the gamified dopamine triggers of likes, retweets, and shares — how do we push past this in defense of our own identity, authentic relationships, and our own sanity?
7 min read
Aug
23

Creator Beer Club 002: Weddings, Shenanigans, and Celebrations — oh my!

See you at the next Creator Beer Club on August 24, 2021 — at Other Half Brewing Company. Erin + Luke  here
2 min read
Jul
26
A month of creator beer hangs 🍻

A month of creator beer hangs 🍻

Catch you tomorrow, July 27th at Bushwick Beer Garden for the next Creator Community Happy Hours. Thanks to everyone who's come out, spent some time with us and had some fun over the past month — we're excited to keep it going!
1 min read