James Gilmore interviews the legendary artist-turned-technology investor and one of the country's most renowned futurists
will.i.am and Brian David Johnson are not as unlikely a pairing as you may first think.
As one of the founding members of The Black Eyed Peas, and as a talented solo artist and producer, will.i.am has sold nearly 10M singles in the UK alone. He is also a coach on the UK version of ‘The Voice’ and owns his own fashion label and technology company.
Brian David Johnson is a renowned futurist and roboticist who has authored multiple books including ‘21st Century Robot’ and ‘Vintage Tomorrows’.
The pair first met when they both worked at Intel (will.i.am as Director of Creative Innovation, and Brian David Johnson as a roboticist), their friendship evolved whilst discussing artificial intelligence and future technology – which is where the idea for their new book, ‘Wizards and Robots’ came from.
In a future where wizards are real, and robots…
Days before his debut album 'vertigo' is released, we speak to EDEN about recording voice notes, independence and future collaborations.
Releasing an album can be a stressful experience for the most experienced of artists – but what if you are an artist releasing his debut album? What if almost all of your tracks beforehand had gained millions of streams? What if your whole album has no featured artists? And, what if you produced most of it in your bedroom?
Hunched over a hot chocolate in a dimly lit restaurant in Shoreditch, London is EDEN - the most unsuspecting of streaming superstars.
At the time that we meet, the artist is just days away from releasing his debut album ‘vertigo’ – a record riding on the waves of the millions of streams gained from his previous email ‘i think you think too much of me’ and the lead single from the album ‘gold’ which has 4M streams when we meet.
Just days before I had witnessed him speaking…
Meagan has some words of inspiration for those who feel like they are... different.
Meagan is still figuring it all out, like the rest of us. In her blog, titled ‘Figuring It All Out’ she talks about life and, mostly, how she’s still figuring it all out. You get the point of this now? Great
Growing up I wasn’t the popular kid.
I had my fair share of friends and I had the house everyone wanted to have sleepovers at but I wasn’t necessarily in the open eye at school. I really didn’t want to be either. I kept to myself a lot. I ate lunch with my small group of friends and I allowed others to copy my homework. I was on student council and played sports. I got the perfect grades to attend an amazing university. But did I feel like I wasn’t cool enough? All the time.
Grade school is scary and that’s totally okay to think. Want…
The Forever Conversations are presented in partnership with John Green’s new book, “Turtles All The Way Down”.
The Forever Conversations is our series of conversations exploring mental health issues and some of the struggles that we face whilst growing up. The Forever Conversations are presented in partnership with John Green’s new book, “Turtles All The Way Down”.
John Green (the author of books including ‘Looking For Alaska’, ‘Paper Towns’ and ‘The Fault In Our Stars’) has released a new book, “Turtles All The Way Down”. The book centres around 16-year-old Aza Holmes who is pursuing the mystery of a fugitive billionaire, whilst living with multiple anxiety disorders.
It is no secret that in today’s society many young people, us included, suffer from anxiety, depression and bullying. Some children may even fear going to school because they feel ‘different’ from their peers. Increasingly, it’s people under the age of 10 years old who are facing these issues too – they feel like they are being picked…