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
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.
Upcoming events in 2018 include (provisionally)
- University of the Underground, in Amsterdam
- GREAT in Hong Kong
- 99U in New York
- D&AD on London (as president of the 2018 digital design jury)
- RARE in the UK (hopefully)
- Brainstorm Design in Singapore
- World of Women: Creative industries in UK
- See it Be it & YouTube Beach in Cannes, France
- Israel Creative Economy in Tel Aviv, Israel
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.
A 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...)