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Re: Frame 2018

Photos of the keynote speakers including: Tea Uglow, Ben Sand and Luke Brisco
Keynote speakers: Tea Uglow | Ben Sand | Luke Briscoe

07 Nov 2018,
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Australian Film Television and Radio School

Re: Frame empowers Australian screen practitioners to step back and reimagine the future for their creative enterprises.

The screen sector is at the centre of the burgeoning creative economy. But we must re-evaluate how we envision and build screen businesses – integrating new practices around innovation, IP development and global engagement – to realise our potential.

Re: Frame 2018 draws from great minds engaged at the intersection of technology, creativity and business, to offer inspiration and practical information to Australian creative practitioners and entrepreneurs.

Featuring keynote speakers Tea Uglow, Creative Director of Google Creative Lab, Ben Sand, CEO of The Teleporter and Luke Briscoe of NITV and SBS and followed by panel session: Embedding Creativity in Screen Process and Business Practice. The panel will explore new approaches to creative practice, including tech-enabled innovation and design thinking, and will challenge screen practitioners to embed new forms of experimentation into their businesses.

Keynote speakers

Tea Uglow

Creative Director, Google Creative Lab

TL Uglow (‘Tea’) is Creative Director for Google’s Creative Lab in Sydney. She works with cultural and creative organisations around the world exploring the space between technology and the arts and what can happen where they intersect.

Tea has a history in the arts, a love of literature, and a problem with staying focused. She speaks graphics geek, a bit of web‑dev, some Python, a touch of digital strategy, remedial project management, and really bad French. Her likes include physical/digital, pen and ink, and carefully organised chaos doubt.

At the moment the “interests” list contains: augmented audio, digital books, proximity tech, non-linear storytelling, and the physical web… plus a few things that are less tech-geek like uncertainty, small people, and yoga.

In May 2018, Tea was celebrated as one of Australia’s #OUT50 LGBTQ Leaders by Deloitte and in the same month Editions at Play was awarded a Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award.

Ben Sand

CEO, The Teleporter

Ben is a technology entrepreneur who is currently CEO of the Teleporter.

Ben graduated Y Combinator in Summer 2013 and is currently an advisor for Y Combinator Start-up School, a world leading organisation that assists start-up companies to get off the ground. He did similar work recently as Entrepreneur in Residence at Telstra’s start-up accelerator muru-D.

He is the co-founder of the augmented reality start-up Meta, which was worth AUD$400M when he left the company in 2015.

Previously he was a co-founder and CEO of Brainworth, where he assembled a team of 60 volunteers to build a novel education platform to teach artificial intelligence programming to children.

Early in 2018, Ben ran a robotics education event where 40 people built real self-driving cars in weekend alongside the mechanical crew from Mad Max Fury Road.

Luke Briscoe


Kuku Yalanji man Luke Briscoe currently works at SBS/NITV. He has been a leader in the arts, cultural, education and policy sectors for over a decade. Mr Briscoe developed the ground-breaking Navigation Arts Business Training Program as well as the Media RING Indigenous Employment Program which have both grown the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the arts and screen sector. In 2015, Mr Briscoe founded the award-winning INDIGI LAB which provides consultancy in the areas of Digital Inclusion, Indigenous STEM Education and Indigenous-led Sustainable Development.

The panel

Claire Evans

Managing Director, Grumpy Sailor

Claire is the Managing Director of Grumpy Sailor, a boutique creative technology and production company based in Sydney’s Redfern. Grumpy Sailor creates curiosities like talking teddies, 360 films, plays about ghosts, and rich data visualisations, collaborating with partners that include Google’s Creative Lab, Sydney Opera House, The State Library, and Bell Shakespeare.

Before being a Grump, Claire worked in TVC and film production as well as with digital agencies and independent filmmakers developing cross-platform content and strategies. Claire has also written, directed and/or produced a collection of music videos, short films and documentaries over the years including producing award-winning short film The Red Valentine (Dir: Glenn Stewart) and Jack Off (Dir: Max Doyle).

Tash Tan

Founding Partner, S1T2

A founding partner of creative technology company S1T2, Tash has driven the successful ideation and execution of a number of innovative programs and campaigns utilising a variety of technologies including virtual reality, interactive installations and tangential learning tools. Tash’s work has seen him consult for organisations of all shapes and sizes such as the World Bank Group, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Macquarie University, NSW Health, Westpac and Vivid. His goal is to use the affordances of immersive and interactive technology to inspire positive outcomes and impact across some of the most complex challenges facing humankind.

Tim Parsons

Co-Founder, X-Lab

Dr Tim Parsons is an experienced tech sector exec, start-up founder and 25-year veteran of commercial product and start-up innovation within MediaTech/IPTV, NewSpace, IoT, and digital transformation around the world.

A board member of MedaTech incubator The Studio, Tim has also worked for IPTV pioneers Vimond, iflix.com, Channel 9’s NineMSN, and Quickflix.com, and much earlier, co-wrote and presented BBC 2 documentary Cyberpunks & Technophobes (1993) where he interviewed Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, and star of Red Dwarf, Craig Charles.

In 2014, Tim was commissioned to interview a select group of Australia media futurists, creating a short which lives on in YouTube: Screen 2030: Making my Content Pay.

Tristonne Forbes

Founder and CEO, Pathwize

Tristonne Forbes is the CEO of Pathwize, a specialist consultancy that designs and delivers bespoke accelerator programs that help turn ideas into global businesses and people into entrepreneurs. She has been a driving force behind the CSIRO ON Accelerate Program, Cicada Innovations GrowLab Accelerator and Melbourne University’s TRaM Program.

Tristonne has played a big role in pioneering the successful use of the lean start-up methodology by scientists and researchers. For the past year Tristonne has been working with ACMI to bring this powerful new way of working to the creative industries. She is currently working with the 2nd ACMI Xcel Cohort and next week will begin the Foundry658 program, which is a collaboration between ACMI, the State Library of Victoria, and Creative Victoria.

Tristonne is also a director and advisor to number of start-ups and a dedicated member of Australia’s start-up ecosystem.

Fenella Kernebone (moderator)

Radio and TV Presenter

Fenella Kernebone is the Head of Curation for TEDxSydney responsible for leading the programming for what has become one of the largest TEDx events in the world as well as TEDxYouth@Sydney, TEDxSydney’s Salon series and Pitch Nights. For TEDxSydney, Fenella manages a team of over 20 curators dedicated to spreading great ideas in fields including science, technology, arts, business and design.

As a television and radio presenter, Fenella has hosted shows on ABC TV, SBS TV, RN, Triple J. In podcasts, Fenella presented a season of It’s a Long Story for Sydney Opera House and a new podcast called Lumina through the Australian Film Television and Radio School about how tech innovations challenge and shape the way we share stories.

Fenella is also an MC, presenter, interviewer and keynote speaker and has hosted countless events around the country and internationally. She is also an ideas curator, presentation trainer and creative consultant.