Design Indaba 2017: what you missed and whether it matters

Sometimes. When people write REALLY lovely things about me. I keep them. Especially as it is the very very very last thing she mentions and I thought I was (understandably) not going to get a mention at all.

My personal favourite: delightful and profound, philosophical in a way that doesn't alienate the somewhat intellectually lazy (me).

TL “Tea” Uglow is creative director of Google's Creative Lab. A brilliant, quicksilver visionary whose mind darts through her multiple interests ranging from non-linear, immersive storytelling to quantum physics to the nature of reality, about which she says “your confidence in your reality is very, very misplaced”. It is really worth looking up her body of work, which frequently explores how we can use tech to augment traditional art forms; notably a reimagining of digital books as non-linear and interactive.  Her closing words were “… maybe between us we can deal with this multi-dimensional, non-linear, information-saturated world,” and out of all the speakers, she left me feeling hopeful that perhaps the future is not a dystopian episode of Black Mirror, and that perhaps, between us, we can.