The Artist Engineer Podcast
Benton C. Bainbridge interview: Family Trees, NFTs, and Beastie Boys!

Benton C. Bainbridge interview: Family Trees, NFTs, and Beastie Boys!

April 7, 2021

Benton C. Bainbridge joins us for this episode. Benton is best known as a pioneer of visual music performance, where he creates media art and visual performances with handcrafted image processing systems. Benton has collaborated with a diverse group of artists, including the Beastie Boys, with whom Benton VJ’d two world tours. 

We discuss the nature and nurture of growing up in a family of both artists and engineers, how engineering and bleeding edge technology have often been a part of art, artists and art traditions, choosing freedom versus stability while making a living as an artist, how emerging NFT (non-fungible token) technologies could be used to sell, collect and trade digital and ethereal art and finally, how an oscilloscope led to a Beastie Boys world tour!

Benton is faculty at the School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts Department, 
and Artist-in-Residence at Andrew Freedman Home in The Bronx. 

You can find out more about Benton below:

- https://bentoncbainbridge.com/

- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=benton+c+bainbridge+

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Bring Your Whole Self to Work! Really?!?

Bring Your Whole Self to Work! Really?!?

March 24, 2021

On this special Theme episode, it's just your hosts Bill and Tony!

Join us as we unpack the idea of Bringing Your Whole Self to Work. We recap how our guests have brought their artist and engineer lives to work, as well as share our own experiences. We explore what "bringing your whole self to work" means to us and discuss ideas such as being authentic vs adaptive, self-aware, and comfortable in your own skin.

Finally, we talk about the benefits we all get from a full and diverse set of experiences, and the challenges of navigating professional standards, work culture, and social media.

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Sabrina Thompson interview: NASA Engineer, Artist, Author and Baller!

Sabrina Thompson interview: NASA Engineer, Artist, Author and Baller!

March 10, 2021

Our guest this episode is Sabrina Thompson. Sabrina is an aerospace engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she designs orbits and develops trajectories for space missions. She is also the author of the Girl in Space Book Series.

We discuss a wide range of topics such as the different phases of a NASA mission, how to introduce kids to STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics), what basketball, dance and art have in common, and sneakers that can defy Newton's 3 laws of motion!

You can find out more about Sabrina (a.ka. - Nefertiti-Pokahontas!) here

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Yubin Lee interview: Engineer, Photographer, Musician

Yubin Lee interview: Engineer, Photographer, Musician

February 25, 2021

On this episode our guest is Yubin Lee, who is currently Senior Program Manager for Alexa Smart Home at Amazon. He is the author of the book "Human Nature, Photographs from Europe" and a musician utilizing technology to create hip hop beats via old school soul, funk, and jazz vinyl.

Yubin was born in Korea, grew up in Germany and now lives in the United States. We explore how Europe, Asia and the US perceive the divide between professional and artistic pursuits differently, how hobbies can evolve into a creative process, and how sharing your passions at work can improve your relationships with your colleagues.

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You can find out more about Yubin below:

On Instagram here and here

On Soundcloud

On Youtube

Human Nature, Photographs from Europe

 

Alice Wroe interview: Augmented and Virtual Realities Lead at The Atlantic Institute

Alice Wroe interview: Augmented and Virtual Realities Lead at The Atlantic Institute

February 10, 2021

Our guest this episode is Alice Wroe, the Augmented and Virtual Realities Lead at the Atlantic Institute in Oxford England. The Atlantic Institute connects the seven Atlantic Fellows programs, building a global community of courageous leaders who address systemic causes of inequity.

Alice is also the founder of Herstory, a project using art and culture to engage people with women’s history. She has worked at the intersection of art, technology and social justice for leading institutions including Magic Leap, U2, and The Gates Foundation.

We discuss being an accidental technologist, the experience of meeting a Digital Human for the first time, how AR and VR could be used to elevate our humanity, and the role artists play in preventing technology from becoming boring and dangerous.

You can read more about Alice and her work below

Atlantic Institute and Atlantic Fellows

HerStory

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Bertrand Martin interview: Satellites and Portraits!

Bertrand Martin interview: Satellites and Portraits!

January 27, 2021

Our guest this episode is Bertrand Martin, Head of Airbus Satellite Platform Product Line & Policy at Airbus and an accomplished water and oil painter based in Toulouse, France. Bertrand is represented by several art galleries in Europe.

We discuss the rigorous, technological and celestial nature of Bertrand’s professional career in the satellite industry, along with the very expressive, human and terrestrial nature of his art and subject matter.

You can check out Bertrand’s art at https://bertrand-martin.com/

And find him on Instagram at @bertrandmartinartist

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David Voigt interview: music, web development and career transitions

David Voigt interview: music, web development and career transitions

January 13, 2021

Our guest this episode, David Voigt, has balanced two careers over the past few decades, one as a web developer and the other as an independent musician, audio engineer and producer. We discuss the reasons you might find so many musicians in the web development profession and how being open to opportunities led to his career transitions. As well, we find out if Cleveland really does rock. ;)

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You can find David and his music below:

http://beyondnotes.org/

https://beyondnotes.bandcamp.com/album/remember-who-you-are

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-voigt-88b87445/

 

 

Hot Toddies, Reflections and Healing Artist Kim Meijer

Hot Toddies, Reflections and Healing Artist Kim Meijer

December 29, 2020

First we sip hot toddies! and reflect a bit on 2020 and the show.  We are then joined by Kim Meijer, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who specializes in Integrative Therapy and Contemplative Psychotherapy - to heal the body, mind and spirit. Kim is a former Interactive Designer in the tech/media industries, and a member of Dance to Degrees, a project whose goal is to harness the power of dance to combat climate change.

We discuss Kim's interest in and journey through art, technology and psychology. As well as, how she navigated a career crossroads by thinking about long-term happiness, and how both therapy and dance have healing properties.

Finally, we wish all a healthy and happy New Year!!

Sunil Garg talks with us about science, art, law and the cosmos!

Sunil Garg talks with us about science, art, law and the cosmos!

December 15, 2020

Our guest, Sunil Garg, has spent time as a scientist, lawyer, jazz musician, and currently as a contemporary light and illumination artist. In his art, Sunil paints and sculpts natural and computer programmed light, with reflection, movement and shadows.

Join us for this fun and wide-ranging conversation where we touch on how creativity, authenticity and rule-breaking can lead to success.

Check out Sunil's art here

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Caroline Miller interview: Flaming Lotus Girl and Biotechnology Scientist

Caroline Miller interview: Flaming Lotus Girl and Biotechnology Scientist

December 1, 2020

On this episode we are joined by Caroline Miller, an Associate Director at UNITY Biotechnology and a long-time member of The Flaming Lotus Girls (FLG), a women focused, anarchist art collective specializing in kinetic fire sculptures.

Check out the Tympani Lambada sculpture

We discuss Burning Man and FLG's culture of "do-acracy", when we can expect aging to be cured, and the role she plays in facilitating creative ideas for both scientists and artists. 

 

 

Ron Diorio interview: Imagination + Productivity = Creativity

Ron Diorio interview: Imagination + Productivity = Creativity

November 17, 2020

We talk with Ron Diorio, former VP of Business Development and Innovation for The Economist Magazine Group and Director of their Media Lab.

Ron is also an accidental artist, working in photography and film. His work has been shown internationally and he is represented by the Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art Gallery.

Our conversation covers how imagination plus productivity equals creativity and how constraints can serve rather than hinder those efforts in both corporate and artistic lives. 

Check out Ron's art here: https://www.phhfineart.com/artists/ron-diorio

 

Grind+Eat+Pray - Ethan Richards interview

Grind+Eat+Pray - Ethan Richards interview

November 2, 2020

First you grind, then you eat, then you pray. In this episode we talk with Ethan Richards, a former IT executive who pivoted full time into art, music and entrepreneurship. 

Ethan is founder of Grind+Eat+Pray, a mix medium and live experience project.  He also consults with clients in the digital space via his firm Design+Tech+Media

In our discussion, we talk about the lessons learned and skills transferred between Ethan's art and tech lives, as well as keeping positive, grounded and grateful during challenging times.

 

 

 

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