Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ideas for the future @ Shuffle in London

For the fourth year running Essence hosted Shuffle at The May Fair Hotel, aimed at bringing together the major players in the digital arena to talk, debate and ponder on what we’re all doing in the space and more importantly, why we’re doing it. Lots of fun

Post-Digital Art on Start the Week 19/09/2011

Continuing the trend of appearing on radio and talking about things I know nothing about I was recently invited onto the BBC's flagship Radio 4 show Start The Week, talking about "post-digital creativity" and the AlphaVille Festival. Which is something of a life-time goal - so I shall now retire from public life.
BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Start the Week, 19/09/2011

Andrew Marr with Misha Glenny, Martin Kemp, Tom Uglow and Jane Pavitt.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Discussing Composition #1 on the BBC World Service

I'm not sure I have a voice (or a face) for radio, but I did enjoy doing a short package for The Strand discussing the very unusual book, Composition #1  by Marc Saporto, reissued  by Visual Editions in a superlative offline and online format (and with a little introduction from me).

Beautiful Mistakes and the future of stuff at NeXT in Aarhus

Went to Aarhus recently for their NeXT conference and had a really interesting time reprising my future of everything talk around the subject of beautiful misatkes - which, and let's be honest here, is firstly a specialty, so home turf when ift comes to talking about serendipitous errors and, secondly is basically an hour long dinner party monolgue of mine about where we are and how the world is either going to be amazing, or awful, or perhaps somewhere inbetween.

Seemed to go down well.
Considerate write-up from RWW (thank you)
At the Nordic Exceptional Trendshop (NEXT) conference in Aarhus, Denmark yesterday, we were treated to some thoughts about the future from Tom Uglow, a Creative Director based at Google’s Creative Lab in London...." more

a short video excerpt

Post digital books - taking the internet for granted...

Took my Future of Books talk to Port Eliot - where it seemed to go down well despite being introduced as "Here's Tom Uglow - to question the future of books"! (as opposed to 'ask questions about the future of books').
Here's the deck:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Future of the Book:: Ted Project Pilot kicks off in NY


This is a fascinating project that Juliette La Montagne has got me involved with which kicked off last week by allowing me to talk at length and with monumental digression about what I consider to be the future of the book. Anyway - here are the notes and the slides from the talk. If there is a video I will post it.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Culture Show spots. May 2011

Two slots back to back on the Culture Show! What will people think.
This time talking about Crowd-funding for arts and charities:

and also on the future of books:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fallon "Future Proof" Festival 2011

Least sensible head-shot decision of the year to accompany my talk at Fallon's "Future Proof" Festival

Watch the video if you dare. It's a whopping 52 mins long.
Tom Uglow podcast from we are fallon on Vimeo.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Building Digital Capacity for the Arts

Building digital capacity for the arts launch event, London, 10 March 2011
Chair: Will Gompertz Arts Editor, BBC News
- Sir Nicholas Kenyon Managing Director, Barbican Centre
- Alan Davey Chief Executive, Arts Council England
- Mark Thompson Director-General, BBC
- Tom Uglow Creative Lead, Google Europe, Middle East and Africa

Arts Council page for the launch

Hopefully this event marks the beginning of a more consistent and progressive attitude towards digital from our bigger cultural institutions- despite many brilliant and innovative torch-bearers in a number of the smaller institutions. While, frankly, the prospect of this panel was most terrifying it turned out to be all rather good fun and very very interesting.

My bit:


Saturday, February 19, 2011

BBC Culture Show pt2. - collaborative film-making

Part two of our session from last year:

Culture Hack Day 2011

Culture Hack Day was an event that took place over the weekend of 15-16 January 2011, bringing cultural organisations together with software developers and creative technologists to make interesting new things
Here's my talk and here's the overview video.
And here are my notes
Huge thanks to Rachel, Erin, Katy and everyone involved - great day! more please.