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Tea Uglow is a writer, LGBTQ activist, and a speaker on innovation, inclusion, and digital futures.
Tea founded Creative Labs for Google in Sydney and London and focuses on projects with cultural organisations to enable artists, writers, dancers and other cultural practitioners to digitally augment or interpret their work. She has been involved with 10 book projects, 17 websites, 6 apps, a feature film, 3 plays, 2 concerts, 4 museum exhibits, lots of advertising stuff, and some teddy bears that talk.
By experimenting with digital tools at the creative core of culture the aim is to transform existing cultural practice without losing the tradition, values and intangible qualities that make the arts so valuable.
Tea explores new models for interaction with the invisible information all around us. This is often described as ‘beyond screen’: options that are not screens in our hand, or in our lap, or on our face. As a team we look to augment our daily physical reality with digital content, ideally cultural content.
The Creative Lab is a global team of creators, developers and film-makers who examine the technology that surrounds us and explore the potential of digital tools to make the world a better and more enjoyable place. It was founded in 2007 by Andy Berndt who runs the main Creative Lab in Google New York.
Tea currently advocates for mental health and transgender awareness and mentors queer, female and other intersectional creators and writers worldwide. She likes pop-physics, neuroscience for beginners, queer twitter, and shopping.
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