Tuesday, December 14, 2010

BBC Culture Show

This was fun to film, and fascinating too. Hopefully a prelude to a few more for the new series in 2011. But even if not - it's always nice to say you've been on the telly. (and yes, that is my shed.)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Guardian Tech Podcast

I met Aleks Krotski the other day. She came to Google for a talk I gave about the Google Creative Lab as part of Internet Week Europe and afterwards we had a chat. Paul got Charles Arthur, so I am counting this as a win. You can hear it here:

Overall Internet Week was a very very strange week... I was interviewed by the Guardian, introduced the Creative Lab, ran a three hour coding workshop for non-coders, got sworn at by Bob Geldof, was photographed looking like a marxist at Mother, was screen-tested by the BBC and got hit by a car ... and my day job was quite busy too.

I will post the deck from the Lab talk soon.

Coding for Dummies :: time to get #codefu

"who knows what a server is?" (45 blank faces despite the slide on the screen)
"No one? Good. We're all starting at the same place"

Sometimes, over-enthusiasm gets mistaken for a good idea.
I have given short "HTML for non-engineers" courses at Google a few times and so we decided for Internet Week Europe to pair up with Mel at BBHLabs and bring the idea to the world.
We called it codingfordummi.es

We also decided to try and stick in css, javascript and html5... to see what happens.

The point is not to "teach" HTML or anything like it - but to just open up the engine and have a look, reduce the fear factor, and break down some barriers. The walls between those who code and those who think and those who use are getting unnecessarily high...

Admittedly it was also terrific fun and I think you get the best sense of the event by following the #codefu hashtag from the bottom
Jeremey Ettinghauser did a lovely blog post: http://bbh-labs.com/crash-test-dummy
Paul Truong did an awesome HTML5 overview
Jason Cartwright did some high-speed javascript
and I talked for 3 hrs...

Check out the deck

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Creative Internet :: 106 things about stuff that is cool

For a number of reasons I put together this long deck of lots of interesting things: http://bit.ly/creativeinternet

It's not all new, (plenty of old stuff) and it's not all Googleness. In fact it's more about everything else (there is http://goollery.org after all). But it's definitely interesting.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Google Creative Jam UK

Tom Uglow: Creative Lead Google & YouTube Europe

Talk given at Three Drunk Monkeys in Sydney

WOW! 1 : Tom Uglow Creative Lead Google & YouTube Europe from Three Drunk Monkeys on Vimeo.

WOW! (words of wisdom) is a monthly inspirational talk at Three Drunk Monkeys. An informal presentation within the agency where we invite people that inspire us both locally and internationally.

This first episode features Tom Uglow, Creative Lead for Google and YouTube Europe, amongst other things he shares the endless opportunities that digital provides for new ideas. Enjoy.

Play: 22 things to do with video online

Deck for a talk at BAFTA for the IPA/APA/Contagious event: Future of Advertising in One Afternoon

D&AD Inspiration Channel video

87 cool things about stuff

A deck I did with Andy Berndt that was delivered in an early form at Cannes 09 and later at NY Marketing Week.