41 episodes

The show where we explore how people's inner Artist and inner Engineer present themselves in their technical careers, in the art they create, and most importantly, in living creative lives. Hear what it really means to be an Artist Engineer from musicians, visual artists, technology leaders and other creatives.

The Artist Engineer Podcast The Artist Engineer

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

The show where we explore how people's inner Artist and inner Engineer present themselves in their technical careers, in the art they create, and most importantly, in living creative lives. Hear what it really means to be an Artist Engineer from musicians, visual artists, technology leaders and other creatives.

    Hot Toddies, Endings and Beginnings

    Hot Toddies, Endings and Beginnings

    Join us, your hosts Tony and Bill, in this final episode of the year and for the foreseeable future as we drink hot toddies, discuss the importance of graceful transitions and take a break from the show.
    We explore the importance of acknowledging the end of things, whether a project, a relationship, or a phase of life, to move forward. We reflect on lessons learned over the past three years from our guests in their art and careers.
    We also share insights from our experiences with change and what qualities helped us navigate them. Finally, we send out a big thank you to our audience for listening and to all our great guests for sharing their stories!
    If you haven't checked out the past episodes, please do, as we had some wonderful conversations.
    Mentions in this show
    Introducing Bill Robertazzi & Tony Tran
    John Mohr interview: Indie Rock Star to IT Rock Star
    Sunil Garg Talks With Us About Science, Art, Law and the Cosmos!
    Howard Robot interview: F.I.R.E., Flaming Phalluses and Feelings
    Bill's Coaching Practice
     
     

    • 23 min
    JBV Creative interview: Playing with Engineering

    JBV Creative interview: Playing with Engineering

    Our guest today is Jay Vogler, founder of JBV Creative.
    Jay designs and creates projects to showcase his passion for mechanical engineering and creative expression via "Rube Goldberg" like kinetic sculptures. He is also a prolific content creator with a significant presence on both YouTube and Instagram. (go check out his creations!)
    We discuss his transition from corporate engineering at a toy manufacturer to working solely for himself, the effort it took to build his social presence, how he picks his projects, and who his audience is.
    Lastly, Jay shares lessons he learned building JBV Creative for those also wanting to pursue content creation and other creative ventures.
    Please don't forget to share/rate/review/subscribe to this podcast.
    JBV Creative on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jbvcreative/ 
    JBV Creative on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JBVCreative
     
     

    • 25 min
    ChatGPT interview: Do You Mind If I Call You Chat?

    ChatGPT interview: Do You Mind If I Call You Chat?

    Our guest on this episode is "ChatGPT", a cutting-edge natural language Artificial Intelligence designed by OpenAI. ChatGPT's remarkable language abilities and versatility in performing various tasks have garnered high acclaim.
    During this interview, we put ChatGPT's conversational AI to the test to explore its capabilities and limitations. Moreover, we delve into how conversational AI has the potential to revolutionize the way artists and engineers create and share their work.
    Additionally, we address the ethical and societal implications of engaging in discussions with a seemingly "life-like" AI persona. To avoid unintentionally personifying ChatGPT, we incorporated different fictional AI-generated voices to make it clear it wasn't one of our usual human guests, such as HAL from 2001: Space Odyssey and Rick from Rick and Morty, in addition to a generic voice for clarity and a pleasant listening experience.
    For a thought-provoking conversation on the topic of unintentional personification of technology, we recommend checking out our February 2021 episode featuring Alice Wroe, the Augmented and Virtual Realities Lead at the Atlantic Institute. (link below)
    Please don't forget to share/rate/review/subscribe
    Find ChatGPT here:www.openai.com
    AI Voices Supplied by: https://uberduck.ai/
    Listen to the Alice Wroe episode here: https://www.theartistengineer.com/e/alice-wroe-interview-augmented-and-virtual-realities-lead-at-the-atlantic-institute/
     

    • 32 min
    Hot Toddies: Getting, Giving and Asking for Feedback

    Hot Toddies: Getting, Giving and Asking for Feedback

    Join your hosts, Tony and Bill, on our annual end of year "hot toddies" episode.
    Before diving into the topic, we ask you, our listeners, for a favor. We truly appreciate hearing from you all and would love feedback about the show. So please email us below and let us know: What you like? Or don't like. What you want more of? What you want less of? Suggestions for future guests or new directions to pursue. And anything else on your mind. 
    You can email us at podcast@theartistengineer.com
    Now that that's out of the way, listen in as Tony and Bill sip hot toddies and explore the topic of feedback, in both professional and personal situations. Why it's valuable, how to give it, how to receive it, when it's appropriate, when it's not, and the big roles intention and competence play in these interactions.
    Finally, we wish you all a happy and healthy new year!
    Please don't forget to share/rate/review/subscribe
     
     

    • 27 min
    Kenji Larsen interview: Skunkworks, Beavers and Androids!

    Kenji Larsen interview: Skunkworks, Beavers and Androids!

    Our guest is Kenji Larsen, a technologist, entrepreneur, and artist.
    He is the CEO at Alpha Reactor Corporation, a consulting firm working with startups and Fortune 500 skunkworks (experimental laboratories or departments inside companies), specializing in bringing engineering prototypes from initial concept to scale.
    We discuss visionary thinking vs. execution thinking, and the differences that define the components of S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. He shares advice on preparing young people to go into a career and previews his upcoming book meant to inspire future generations of innovators.
    As well, we wander off into the forest to compare beavers to technologists. And discuss the deeper meanings of life explored in Blade Runner, his favorite science fiction film.
    Please don't forget to share/rate/review/subscribe
     
     

    • 32 min
    LEGO Bros Zack and Wayne Talk Willpower and Waypower

    LEGO Bros Zack and Wayne Talk Willpower and Waypower

    Our guests this episode are Zack and Wayne from LEGO Masters Season 2!
    Zack and Wayne Macasaet share behind the scenes stories, including the "ugly fish" principle that got them accepted to the show. We discuss how they combine artistic vision, engineering techniques, and storytelling in their builds and how the two strengths of "willpower" and "waypower" work in their collaborations, as builders and brothers.
    The two share how fun, competition, and parenthood drive their many pursuits. 
    You can find out more about Zack and Wayne below:
    https://www.instagram.com/matthias.mac/
    https://www.instagram.com/zackhariahm/
    https://www.oasisarchery.com/
    Please don't forget to share/rate/review/subscribe
     

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

oguhast ,

Informative, Interesting, Inspiring

This duo does a great job of finding the interesting folks that straddle the arts and sciences in their own lives. The interviews are informative, interesting, and inspiring; breaking with the idea of these two fields as distinct. Looking forward to many more!

Jgcgjfjgfjfc ,

Excellent! For anyone who enjoys how technology meets creativity! Ala Leonardo Davinci

The smooth threading between art, leadership and technology enabling both!

guy ny 1905 ,

Archetypes

This is a podcast the world really needs before we get lost in an all tech world. Moderators are great and good topics. Hope they never run out.

Top Podcasts In Technology

Lex Fridman Podcast
Lex Fridman
All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg
All-In Podcast, LLC
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Cal Newport
Acquired
Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal
Dwarkesh Podcast
Dwarkesh Patel
In Her Ellement
Boston Consulting Group BCG