Jun 11, 2024
74 · Andy Payne — Grasshopper 2

Andy Payne—architect and software developer at McNeel—on Grasshopper 2's latest features.

Apr 30, 2024
73 · Andy Payne — Grasshopper, Rhino Compute, Teaching, Learning to Code & Gen AI

Andy Payne—architect and software developer at McNeel—on the origins of Grasshopper, Grasshopper 2, Rhino.Compute, teaching, learning to code, generative AI, open-source code, and his journey.

Jun 30, 2023
72 · Ian Keough — Hypar, Open Source, Remote Work, Monetization, and Generative AI

Ian Keough—CEO and founder of Hypar and the father of Dynamo—on how Hypar is creating the next-generation platform to design, generate, and share buildings, and thoughts on open-source software, visual programming, authorship, monetization, and generative AI.

Apr 26, 2023
71 · Alex O'Connor — Transformers, Generative AI, and the Deep Learning Revolution

Alex O’Connor—researcher and ML manager—on the latest trends of generative AI. Language and image models, prompt engineering, the latent space, fine-tuning, tokenization, textual inversion, adversarial attacks, and more.

Dec 7, 2022
70 · Zach Kron — Art, Creativity, and Personal Evolution

Zach Kron, senior product manager at Autodesk, on making and selling pen plotter art, evolving with your projects, capturing ideas, and remote work.

Oct 26, 2022
69 · Q&A with Nono — Podcasting Tips

Nono Martínez Alonso shares tips on producing a podcast, building an audience, booking guests, content formats, motivation, and goals.

Sep 30, 2022
68 · Leire Asensio Villoria and David Mah — Systems Upgrade

Leire Asensio Villoria and David Mah on decoding and upgrading design systems, reverse engineering the creative process, knowledge dissemination, the long tail of niches, Erwin Hauer and associative models, book writing and publishing, and much more.

Jul 29, 2022
67 · Frank Harmon — Writing, Drawing, and Sense of Place

Frank Harmon on the purpose of writing and sketching, what makes great writers, artists, and architects, and the importance of giving people a sense of place.

Jun 29, 2022
66 · DALL-E 2, The Creative Process, and Blogging Tools

Experiments with OpenAI’s text-to-image generation AI system DALL-E 2, mini-essays on the creative process and being done, and blogging tools you can use.

May 31, 2022
65 · Sketches — It's Nice to See You, In Person

Thoughts on traveling and meeting people in person after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 20, 2022
64 · Habits & Passion Projects

My current habits, the podcast, the blog and sketches, the YouTube channel and the live stream, my new recording studio, monetization, crypto, and the importance of learning and play.

Mar 24, 2022
63 · Andrew Witt — Formulations, Mathematical Design, and Writing

Andrew Witt, associate professor at Harvard University and author of Formulations, on how mathematics and computational methods transform the way we think, design, and make art.

Mar 4, 2022
62 · Adam Menges — Visual Programming, Social Fintech, Bitcoin and NFTs & Lessons Learned Building Software Products

Adam Menges is a founder at Lobe and a former Apple employee, currently working on something new.

Feb 23, 2022
61 · Nate Peters — NFTs, Generative Art, Making Your Own Tools & Online Attention

Nate Peters on being intentional, digital art and generative NFTs, the advantage of established creators, and the fast pace of artificial intelligence & crypto.

Feb 7, 2022
60 · The Short-Sightedness of Web3 and Blockchain, Anonymity & Original Ideas of Where We Could Go

A conversation with an anonymous guest on how new technologies can help promote positive moral behavior, blockchain and crypto concepts, digital art and NFTs, the convenience of centralization, online identity, impostor syndrome, the ever-newbie, and lots more.

Jan 21, 2022
59 · Jordan Gray — Creative Friction, Storytelling in Design, Passion Projects & the Beginner Feeling

Jordan Gray on creative friction, the fine line between passion projects and work, storytelling in design, and overcoming the beginner feeling.

Jan 2, 2022
58 · Goodbye, 2021

Podcasting, live streaming, sketching, and writing highlights of 2021, and why you should start writing in public.

Dec 13, 2021
57 · Bytes — The Black Box

Host Nono Martínez Alonso and Aziz Barbar on how complex machines work, technological polarization, and the growing need to make algorithms understandable.

Nov 29, 2021
56 · One Year of Live Streams — Teaching & Coding

Host Nono Martínez Alonso and Jose Luis Garcia Del Castillo on teaching and coding live.

Oct 26, 2021
55 · One Year of Live Streams — Live Q&A

Host Nono Martínez Alonso replies to audience questions on the evolution of the live stream after a year of weekly streams.

Oct 16, 2021
54 · Bytes — NFTs & Digital Art

Host Nono Martínez Alonso and Aziz Barbar on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and digital art.

Oct 12, 2021
53 · Machine Learning-Based Audio Editing, React, UI Libraries, NFTs, and COVID

Host Nono Martínez Alonso and Nate Peters on the machine learning-based audio-editing solution this podcast is being produced with, web components, React and UI libraries, the effects of COVID-19 in our work lives, NFTs and cryptocurrencies, and the new informal catch-up conversation podcast format we're testing out.

Sep 22, 2021
52 · Sketches — Work or Walk

Reclaiming time to be human.

Aug 5, 2021
51 · Bytes — StyleGAN

Host Nono Martínez Alonso and Aziz Barbar on StyleGAN, NVIDIA's state-of-the-art machine learning algorithm that generates convincing images.

Jul 14, 2021
50 · Freediving

Host Nono Martínez Alonso and Jose Luis García del Castillo on the mindfulness of breath-hold diving and being deep underwater, best practices, equipment, and techniques, equalizing your middle ear pressure, scuba versus freediving, and recommendation systems.

Jun 30, 2021
49 · Cristóbal Valenzuela — Machine Intelligence, Interfaces for Creativity and Originality, the Freedom of Being a Startup, and Runway

Runway's co-founder Cristóbal Valenzuela on the need for new creative interfaces to control complex algorithms that focus on results (not technology), the freedom of being a startup, and how machine intelligence is changing how we think, design, and make art.

May 31, 2021
48 · Héctor Ruiz — Magic and The Art of Illusionism

Illusionist Héctor Ruiz on getting started and standing out as a magician, how COVID-19 changed his world, his take on talent, effort, creativity, success, and entrepreneurship, and more.

May 6, 2021
47 · Bytes — Intro

Host Nono Martínez Alonso and Aziz Barbar introduce the Bytes series—concepts at the intersection of digital technology and culture in a language we can all understand—and talk about cloud storage.

Apr 26, 2021
46 · Luis Ruiz Padrón — Sketching, Writing, and Teaching Through The Lens of Architecture

Luis Ruiz Padrón on the creative process behind his sketches, writing, and publications, seeing the world as an Urban Sketcher, identity, teaching, technology, life, success, and more.

Mar 23, 2021
45 · Habits — Looping Playlists

A practice to focus by listening to the same songs, over and over again.

Mar 13, 2021
44 · Mini-Retirements

Techniques, challenges, and reasons to live as if you were retired.

Feb 28, 2021
43 · James Melouney and Selene Urban — Overcoming The Fear of Meditation, Practices, Authenticity, Connecting With Your Audience, and More

James Melouney & Selene Urban on how to get started with meditation, self-discovery, building trust and connection with your audience through a humane and authentic message, and key learnings from their entrepreneurial journey.

Jan 31, 2021
42 · Mike Gabour — Falling in Love With the Ocean, Dark Showers, Attention, The Sensorium, and The Contents of his Backpack

Strategist, investor, community builder, and NGO founder Mike Gabour on mindfulness and attention, meditation and dark showers, the multiplier effect, minimizing time in front of the screen, the contents of his backpack, and falling in love with the ocean.

Dec 24, 2020
41 · ALGO — Lessons from Teaching, Live Streaming, Publishing, and 3 Years of Podcasting

Harvard's Jose Luis García del Castillo and host Nono Martínez Alonso on teaching, live streaming, the guilt of postponing things, the difficulties of delegating tasks and micro-management, the fear of shipping creative work, and lessons learned after forty podcast episodes.

Dec 10, 2020
40 · Music or Podcasts? Commuting, Meditative Walks, and Solitude

During your commute, do you listen to music or podcasts?

Nov 18, 2020
39 · Roberto Molinos — Plan for Failure: The Peace of Mind of Being Patient and Antifragile

Modelical's Roberto Molinos on the benefits of being patient and embracing uncertainty, a series of techniques, theories, and books that can help you rethink your company and market your products, and his 4-day workweek.

Nov 6, 2020
38 · Sketches — Newsletterversary

Celebrating a year of weekly sketches and stories.

Oct 26, 2020
37 · Adam Menges — Lobe: Machine Learning Made Simple

Microsoft's Adam Menges—founder at Lobe.ai and a former Apple employee—on helping people build intelligence into their apps by making it simple and understandable, his unconventional education, having death present, regret avoidance, grit, and his daily routine for note-taking, file management, meditation, and much more.

Sep 16, 2020
36 · Daniel Natoli — The Making of Sisyphus

Director Daniel Natoli on the making of Sisyphus, Getting Simple's first short film. A man is condemned to repeat a useless task day after day.

Aug 26, 2020
35 · Habits — Atomic Habits

How to create good habits and break bad ones.

Aug 12, 2020
34 · Sketches — Quantity or Quality

Generating lots of ideas might help you achieve originality.

Jul 20, 2020
33 · Carmen Chamorro — From 9-to-5 to Freedom, A Journey to A Portfolio Career

Portfolio careerist Carmen Chamorro on the benefits of working in different fields, managing multiple interests, and how recognizing a potential Renaissance-like profile might positively influence your career.

Jun 26, 2020
32 · JR — Insisting Simplicity, Frugal Practices to Achieve Financial Independence, and Permaculture Design

Insisting Simplicity's author, JR, on crafting your own routine from scratch, writing, blogging, frugal practices to achieve financial independence, permaculture design, the struggles of making a living as an artist, and more.

May 28, 2020
31 · Kean Walmsley — Fun, Freedom, Flexibility, and Family

Autodesk's Kean Walmsley (@keanw) on prioritizing fun, freedom, and flexibility, traveling and working around the world with family, blogging, teaching, remote work, and the post-COVID world.

Apr 30, 2020
30 · Sketches — Stories Are the Answer

Here's an episode in memory of Patrick Winston which opens the new Sketches series with a short piece on story understanding with artificial intelligence and my experience attending Winston's 6.034 lectures at MIT. "Don't just tell me it's a school bus. Tell me why you think it's a school bus."

Mar 31, 2020
29 · Scott Mitchell — Experimentation in the Arena

Scott Mitchell jumps in time to dissect his own experimentation life philosophy, his efforts to remove creative friction, and his worldview. An experimental episode on Scott's metaphor of the arena, experiments he's carried out over the past years, and his current solo adventure.

Feb 6, 2020
28 · A Year of Transformation

What I've learned and what's changed over the past year, and new habits that seem to be here to stick with me for years to come.

Jan 15, 2020
27 · Tatjana Dzambazova — The Art of Asking The Right Questions

Technology whisperer Tatjana Dzambazova on asking the right questions to avoid the waste of talent, connecting and inspiring others, becoming vegetarian, and the myth of a better life.

Dec 18, 2019
26 · Habits — Writing

Nono's daily writing process, tools, and techniques.

Nov 30, 2019
25 · Nono Martínez Alonso — The Origins of Getting Simple

Nono Martínez Alonso on his story, his worldview, how and why he started Getting Simple, and the struggles and joys of making a podcast about simple living, doing less better, and crafting your own lifestyle.

Oct 28, 2019
24 · Nate Peters — Design for Good

Nate Peters on democratizing design tools and using his design skills for good, dealing with internet junk, potential misuses of machine learning, and more.

Sep 27, 2019
23 · Andrew Witt — Letting Ideas Grow

Harvard University's Andrew Witt on the power of ruminating ideas, understanding complex problems, curating signals, geometric simplicity, introspective automation, and finding time for reflection.

Aug 6, 2019
22 · Scott Young — Ultralearning, How to Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career

Scott H. Young on quickly mastering hard skills, acquiring knowledge, and becoming good at things that seem impossible to you right now.

Jul 18, 2019
21 · Cristóbal Valenzuela — Machine Learning for Creators

Technologist and artist Cristóbal Valenzuela on powering your creative work with artificial intelligence, co-founding RunwayML to put machine learning in the hands of creators, and his take on simple living and creativity.

Jun 26, 2019
20 · Pier Gustafson — Drawing Fast, Thinking Slow

Artist and illustrator Pier Gustafson on living a simple life with what makes him smile, the messy creative process behind projects, clients, and deadlines, and being an artist in the twenty-first century.

May 30, 2019
19 · Panagiotis Michalatos — Slow Down From What?

Panagiotis Michalatos on the luxury of choosing to be simple and the emerging trend of simplicity, the power of intuition, questioning our creative interfaces and workflows, and his love for screens.

Apr 30, 2019
18 · Getting Lost on the Tools

Nono Martínez Alonso on forgetting who you were trying to help, the main point behind creating tools, and the case of Machina, with Jose Luis García del Castillo y López.

Mar 31, 2019
17 · Saba Ghole — On Growth Mindset

CEO of NuVu, Saba Ghole, on creating an innovation school & reinventing high school education; growth mindset; art and design as expressive mediums; changing places; simple life habits; technology; and more.

Feb 28, 2019
16 · Matt Jezyk — The War for Attention

Tesla's Matt Jezyk on his rituals to slow down and stay afloat amongst all the things competing for your attention; embracing change and automation; techniques to be more creative; the rationale behind his ten-year life cycles; why he just transitioned from Autodesk to Tesla; and a lot more.

Jan 29, 2019
15 · Antonio García Guerra — A Holistic Approach to Yourself

Antonio García Guerra, PhD from the University of Oxford, on the importance of physical activity, social time, and information to be more creative and perform at your maximum cognitive capacity.

Dec 20, 2018
14 · Craig Long — The Unexpected Life Plan

Craig Long on how life is in the moments you didn't expect, quieting your inner intensity, helping others achieve complex goals when they don't know where to start, remote working, and disconnecting from technology.

Nov 19, 2018
13 · Ben Fry — Co-creator of Processing

Co-creator of "Processing" and founder of Fathom Information Design — Ben Fry (@ben_fry) — on the beginnings of the Processing programming environment, the use of information design and visualization to understand complicated data problems, and his approach to design, life, & work.

Oct 10, 2018
12 · Jiyoo Jye — The Challenge of Art

Artist, designer, and educator Jiyoo Jye on the struggles of making art and choosing your projects; education at an innovation school as a creative; when to share your work and the role of feedback; media consumption and technology; and her approach to a simpler, greener life.

Sep 4, 2018
11 · Nathan Melenbrink — Who Decides What's Important to You?

Researcher Nathan Melenbrink on his research on simple robots, teaching, his efforts to bring news neutrality to the internet, liking new things, acquiring taste, and much more.

Aug 15, 2018
10 · Nono Martínez Alonso — Who's Up Next?

Host Nono Martínez Alonso gives a brief overview of what's new and what's coming to Getting Simple over the next months. Discover who's up next on The Getting Simple Podcast in September, October, and November 2018.

Aug 1, 2018
9 · Ian Keough — How to Make Better Decisions Faster

Hypar's Ian Keough on automating the generation of the built environment to help stakeholders make better decisions faster, writing code from his garage.

Jul 1, 2018
8 · Saurabh Mhatre — Space-saving Deployable Mechanisms

Saurabh Mhatre talks about the simplicity behind deployable systems, the chaos of taking pictures, mindful photography, material science, social media, productivity tools, and more.

Jun 16, 2018
7 · Julia Hayden — How You Affect the Planet

Julia Hayden talks about how our actions affect the planet, ways to fight our throw-away society and minimize waste, her love for tiny houses, and a lot more.

May 1, 2018
6 · Peter Boyer — Running Away from Centralized and Addictive Technologies

Peter Boyer (@ptrbyr) talks about his efforts to run away from notifications and centralized technologies toward decentralized, encrypted-by-default alternatives; and also about self-driving cars, being in relation with nature, addictive technologies, uses of machine learning for design, and a lot more.

Apr 1, 2018
5 · Andrés Colubri — A Personal Narrative to Bring Your Interests Together

Andrés Colubri (@codeanticode) on how he manages to do seemingly different things—such as art, computational biology, or open-source development—by connecting them around one overarching theme.

Mar 1, 2018
4 · Jacob Hamman — Virtual Reality and Life Habits to Prevent and Reverse Alzheimer's Disease

Jacob Hamman on how virtual reality and healthy life habits can help prevent and reverse Alzheimer's disease.

Feb 1, 2018
3 · Jose Luis García del Castillo y López — Will Robots Simplify Your Life?

Jose Luis García del Castillo on robot control accessibility, learning from open-source software, the joy of being an educator, simple living, eating healthy, and more.

Jan 1, 2018
2 · Zach Kron — Putting More Ideas Into The Things We Make

Zach Kron (@zachkron) talks with Nono about how new digital tools allow designers to work (and wether these tools make our lives simpler), and about life habits, boredom, constant connectivity and disconnection, digital clutter, and more.

Dec 1, 2017
1 · James Melouney — How to Lead Your Best Life

Author James Melouney on the art of success, self-motivation, positive habits, and purpose.