Tea Uglow is Creative Director for Google's Creative Lab in Sydney. She works with cultural and creative organisations around the world exploring the space between technology and the arts and what can happen where they intersect. Tea has a history in the arts, a love of literature, and a problem with staying focused. She speaks graphics geek, a bit of web‑dev, some Python, a touch of digital strategy, remedial project management, and really bad French. Her likes include physical/digital, pen and ink, and carefully organised chaos doubt. At the moment the "interests" list contains: augmented audio, digital books, proximity tech, non-linear storytelling, and the physical web... plus a few things that are less tech-geek like uncertainty, small people, and yoga.
- Belongings with SBS & Biennale of Sydney What if you had to flee your homeland forever? What's the one item you couldn't live without? The people in this immersive installation were faced with that very decision. Created by SBS' Digital Creative Labs and using technology developed by Google's Creative Lab, Belongings shares tales of displacement, resilience and hope spanning decades of migration, diverse cultures and stages of life.
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- Issue #10Issue #10 is here! Making it to double figures is a cause for celebration so throughout this beauty of an issue we salute and celebrate women who have inspired us, challenged us and made us think differently. We have fun and fascinating conversations with a collection of smart women including rapper Princess Nokia, choreographer Holly Blakey, filmmaker Crystal Moselle, Creative Director at Google Creative Labs, Tea Uglow and Karley Sciortino and Cindy Gallop have forward-thinking conversation a27
- Riposte Nº10: W.O.W — Drop your jaw in awe at the life and times of Wendy O. WilliamsRiposte is a smart magazine for women, made by editor in chief Danielle Pender, creative director Shaz Madani, photography editor Gem Fletcher, features editor Liv Siddall and a roll call of excellent creatives. I've served as contributing editor since it's inception in 2013. Here's an excerpt from my article on Wendy O. Williams, lead singer of Plasmatics and all 'round hell raiser. * * * Before Miley licked a sledgehammer, before Slayer thrashed metal... there was Wendy. Lead singer of Plasm
- Earth House: Posters by DTGT'Do The Green Thing and WWF-UK are jointly running a month-long poster campaign to mark Earth Hour on 29 March. Some of the top artists in the world have created posters to inspire people to live sustainably. Each day, from 1 March, a poster has been released to encourage millions around the world to take up simple actions like cycling to work and eating less meat to reduce the impact we are having on the planet. Contributors to the campaign include Sir Paul Smith, Sir Quentin Blake, David Shrig21
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TL (Tea) Uglow is based in Sydney, Australia and has worked at Google for 10 years, as a founder of Google’s Creative Lab. She works on experimental design projects that seek to merge physical and digital properties in collaboration with existing cultural practitioners. Projects are collaborations with artists, charities and cultural organizations around the world that help artists and creators explore new forms of creative practice using digital tools. Previous projects include Editions at Play, Life in a Day, (with Ridley Scott) and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and partners like the Royal Shakespeare Company, LEGO, NASA and the Science Museum. Tea speaks globally on innovation and creativity. Her 2015 TEDx talk has over 1.5 million views. She has been a board member for Biennale of Sydney (Art), D&AD (Design) and AWARD (Advertising).
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