TL Uglow ('Tea') 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.

In Oct 2017 Tea gave a keynote at the AIGA annual conference in Minneapolis: You can watch the whole talk - or just the Q&A with Roman Mars (swoon)

Upcoming events in 2018 include (provisionally)

From learning about failure to the power of transformation and success, Tea Uglow, Google Lab's Creative Director, shares perspectives on career, work, life and her transgender journey.

In May 2016 she spoke at the Sydney Writers Festival on Doubt as a creative catalyst. During the talk Tea acknowledged that she is transgender, and transitioning. The talk was made into a book, and is available as a podcast.

In May 2018 Tea was celebrated as one of Australia's #OUT50 LGBTQ Leaders by Deloitte and in the same month Editions at Play was awarded a Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award.

Creating a future in which humanity's love for natural solutions and simple tools can coexist with our need for information and the devices that provide us with it.

Her 2015 TEDx talk on the contrast between the screen-based world we live in, and the natural, organic world that we say we love has been viewed over 1.5m times. (Yes. She does look a lot like a boy in this video. And many others. But she doesn't now...)


So obvs, you can harass me on Twitter, Instagram, Fb, LinkedIn (!)... and good luck with that.

Speaking-y things: Kate Dezarnaulds
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