No one knows, and that's OK: Speech Night :)

Recently I was lucky to be asked, via the brilliant Rachel Botsman, to say a few words at the conclusion of the school year. A traditional evening of speeches and awards, of dux and mensch, of beautiful music, welcoming parents and unexpectedly funny teachers. It was, how shall I say… so much more than I had expected. I also didn’t expect to be asked to share my little speech. But, here is it is. (I have removed the swearing).

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Why Diversity Can Be Nonsensical + How to Push Inclusion | | Eye on Design

Her talks at these events are often gloriously tangential meanderings, yet Google Creative Lab and their workings remain something of a mystery—entities that are ever fascinating, yet enduringly hard to describe. Many of the projects are internal, meaning the ones we hear about are the wide-ranging collaborations with cultural organizations and practitioners. The Creative Lab’s overarching aim is to use Google tech and resources “to enable artists, writers and performers to look at new ways in which we can use all these remarkable digital tools to make art, theater, and music.”

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Belongings with SBS [2018]

This beautiful project is the love-child of Kirstin and JP. 

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.

It's Nice That | Google’s Tea Uglow’s Bookshelf includes “Second-wave cyberpunk” and “print wizardry”

As someone whose career involves developing potentials for the future of reading, including books which can be “owned” and “borrowed” through the use of blockchain technology; and a novel set inside Google’s street view, both as part of Editions at Play, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to find out which books from the past have impacted the brilliant Tea Uglow

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