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…
It's that time of the year again, the BFI London Film Festival.
Here at W!ZARD Radio Station, the BFI London Film Festival is one of the key dates in our calendar so we pull out all of the stops to make sure you get as close the action as possible. And, this year, is no different.
The amount of talent attending this years event is unprecedented - there are over 240 films playing during the 12 day festival, with appearances from the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Helen Mirren, Michael Fassbender and more.
As with every year so far, James Gilmore and Jack Vogler will be bringing you the coverage of the hottest (and the not so hot) films being shown and premiered at the festival this year. Coverage from press conferences, red carpets and reviews - this is your ultimate London Film Festival guide.
The Windy City is bearing its fruits in terms of hip hop as of late.
Prominent acts fast-rising from the Illinois City include Chance the Rapper, Mick Jenkins and of course, Vic Mensa, who recently inked a Roc Nation Deal which shocked the game. Vic topped off this feat by grabbing Kanye West for his debut single under the imprint, “U Mad”, which highlights his impressive moves in such a short space of time since his second mixtape (2013) – INNAENETAPE.
Following “U Mad”, Vic has been releasing freestyles to his Soundcloud, the fourth being “I Been” which is a clap back to all those acting as if he’s a fresh act to the game. The track, in the same confrontational tone as “U Mad” displays that Vic is not the one to lay down and ignore haters.