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).Read More
I like the idea that I find these beautiful plants, and seeds, and things. And I find a garden. And I put the beautiful plants in the garden and I move them around a bit, and then I talk to them, and I water them. That’s pretty much all I do. And then they grow up into this beautiful garden, beautiful things, and then people come along and go, “Oh, your garden is so beautiful.” And I say, “Thank you very much.”
Tea Uglow is familiar with uncertainty and doubt. But instead of seeing them in a negative light, she considers doubt, ambiguity, and uncertainty to be a central force behind her creativity and innovation.
In a recent talk about her work as creative director of the Google Creative Labs team in Sydney, she asked the audience a tough question to unpack the idea further: “Is there roomfor ambiguity and doubt when computers are in our pockets and at our sides at all times? What happens to creativity if there isn’t?” So many forms of technology are designed to do just one rigid thing, she explained, that it may be stifling human creativity and ingenuity. It’s a concerning thought for many creatives who rely on computers, tablets, apps and software for nearly every bit of their jobs.Read More
Every winter in Sydney for a few weeks or so it gets a little too cold to go to the beach or try out new cafes. That appears to be when the entire cultural quota of Sydney comes together to talk about stuff.Read More