About us

We are interested in art and engineering, and decided to make a podcast about it. We have day jobs:

  • Mica Thomas runs the Alembic guitar factory, where they make custom guitars.
  • Tom Anderson writes software and designs circuits for Keysight Technologies Laboratories.

Tom speaks for himself and does not represent Keysight Technologies or any other company. Tom blogs at Medium and Tempo Automation. He likes to draw pictures to illustrate his blog.

Our producer and editor is Suzanne Anderson.

This podcast is Copyrighted by Tom Anderson. As of now, there is no sponsorship for this podcast. If there are any advertisements on this podcast, we did not put them there, and do not receive any revenue from them.

Tom is @tomacorp on Twitter. Contact us via Twitter.

About Function

Engineering is a related to art, but it emphasizes function. That is, if the engineered thing doesn't work, maybe it could find some use as art, instead. A few things, like electric guitars, need to be both beautiful and functional.

There are a lot of tricks of the trade in engineering, and also art. Starting with good materials is one of them. On this podcast we talk about materials and tools, and how to use them for art and engineering.


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NO WARRANTIES: All of the information provided on this website is provided "AS-IS" and with NO WARRANTIES. No express or implied warranties of any type, including for example implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are made with respect to the information, or any use of the information, on this site. The Function Podcast makes no representations and extends no warranties of any type as to the accuracy or completeness of any information or content on this website.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: Function specifically DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES and assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of the use or misuse of any of the information or content on this website and podcast. Function assumes or undertakes NO LIABILITY for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use, misuse or reliance on the information and content on this website.

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK: This website and podcast is for informational purposes only. Consult a physician before performing any exercise program, including the programs on this website. It is your responsibility to evaluate your own art and engineering condition, or that of your clients, and to independently determine whether to perform, use or adapt any of the information or content on this website. Art or engineering may result in injury. By voluntarily undertaking any art or engineering displayed on this website, you assume the risk of any resulting injury.

USE GOOD ERGONOMICS: Art and engineering have been known to cause ergonomic injuries. Consult a physician or appropriate ergonomic professional to have your work process reviewed. Do not hunch. Take breaks. Good ergonomic practices will extend the amount of time that you can spend on art and engineering.

ART CAN ALTER YOUR MIND: By looking at or experiencing art, you can be irrevocably changed forever. You may lose preconceived notions. Your perception of the fabric of the universe may be disrupted. If this happens to you, DONT PANIC. Get some art supplies and start drawing. If you can capture what you are thinking, you may be able to adjust to a new life as an artist.