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66 minutes | 16 days ago
Z-Future guest Jade Fabello
The first in a series talking to young people about the future they'll inherit. This episode was recorded this summer before the November U.S. election.
56 minutes | 7 months ago
Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Tracy Drain.
68 minutes | 8 months ago
Maynard Holiday RAND Corp. Obama Senior Tech Advisor
Maynard Holiday former senior tech Advisor for the Obama administration.
60 minutes | 9 months ago
A.I. with PROFESSOR PHILIP BUTLER
Philip Butler is a professor at Loyola Marymount University specializing in transhumanism, technology and neuroscience. He created an African American A.I. called SKR(seeker.)
63 minutes | a year ago
Author, educator, broadcaster and journalist Minister Faust talks to us about his work and his world of Afrotopianism.
56 minutes | 2 years ago
Tim Fielder and Diesel Funk
Tim Fielder is an illustrator, world builder, animator and writer who creates narrative heavy afrofuturist fiction.
51 minutes | 2 years ago
Meklit is a singer songwriter currently in The Bay Area that uses both her Ethiopian and American experience to create a unique Ethio-Jazz style. She is a TED fellow and one of the creators of The NILE Project, a collaboration of music from the countries that surround the Nile River basin. She's working with John Jenkins, Kepler Mission Analysis lead at NASA Ames Research Center, to create music around the sonification of Data.
60 minutes | 2 years ago
Maurice Wilkins Jr. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Maurice Wilkins is creating the blueprint for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. He is building the culture of diversity and inclusion as part of the fabric of Chan Zuckerberg and is making sure that it will make that organization and any organization that follows the plan better.
61 minutes | 2 years ago
VP of Design at Khan Academy and formerly of Apple, May-Li is a designer, programmer and engineer who fuses culture and dance to create and educate for the present, and construct an inclusive future for the globe.
65 minutes | 2 years ago
Afrofuturist artist, philosopher and deep thinker Nyame Brown talks about what moves him and influences him to make his work. Nyame's rich history and self proclaimed bohemian upbringing give him the inspiration to create paintings that express what an afrofuturist reality can be.
62 minutes | 2 years ago
Janett Liriano CEO of Loomia
As CEO of LOOMIA, a smart materials company based in NYC, Janett is bringing together two historically distinct mega industries, Tech and Apparel in service of making a smarter, more empathetic world. Janett talks about her education in design and theater and how she fell in to the fashion world. Loomia is at the cutting edge of creating the future of fashion using cutting edge innovation in smart materials and design. Please enjoy.
65 minutes | 3 years ago
Executive Director of GameHeads. gameheadsoakland.org
64 minutes | 3 years ago
If you were to open your Ipad and move in to it with the promise of taking over all the functions, then you would be living in DYNAMICLAND. Dynamicland is a not for profit technology space that believes coding should be accessible through play and community.
62 minutes | 3 years ago
Natalie W. Nixon, PhD is a design strategist and a hybrid thinker. At Figure 8 Thinking, LLC she helps organizations accelerate innovation and growth by developing meaningful strategy through design thinking and ethnographic research. She applies her diverse background in service design, anthropology and fashion, to help clients with culture transformation, leadership development, ideation sessions and envisioning labs.
52 minutes | 3 years ago
Artist and Educator Karen Seneferu talks about her thought provoking and creative work. She pushes the boundaries of African influence art to create future and mixed media pieces that are exciting and unique.
45 minutes | 3 years ago
The AfroFuturist Podcast THE AI DEBATE
In this episode, our resident Afrofuturist Dr. Lonny Brooks and I talk about a different point of view in the Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk AI debate.
66 minutes | 3 years ago
Kamal Sinclair- Director of the Sundance New Frontier Lab
Today on the podcast Kamal Sinclair, Director of the New frontier Labs Program at Sundance Institute joins us. Kamal and I started our careers together on the Broadway stage and she has since gone on to becoming one of the first ever Trans-Media producers. She's helped pioneer technologies such as Occulus Rift and art projects like Question Bridge Black Male. We talk about how the New Frontier Lab at Sundance is ushering in the future of storytelling and creating mediums that go beyond AR, VR, and in to Bio-media and Wired Cities. She is one of my favorite people and her knowledge and expertise is informative, interesting and fun. I hope you enjoy.
47 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode Three of the Afrofuturist Podcast features Afrofuturist author and speculative fiction writer Ayize Jama-Everett. Ayize is the author of the Science/speculative fiction novels The Liminal People https://www.amazon.com/Liminal-People-Novel-Ayize-Jama-Everett/dp/193152033X and is an amazing and thought provoking thinker. He is a world traveler that has adopted many of his experiences in to his work. Much like myself, Ayize is a committed learner, observer and listener. He's a wonderfully complex story teller and inspiring artist. Enjoy!
61 minutes | 3 years ago
The AfroFuturist Podcast
Episode Two of THE AFROFUTURIST Podcast, we talk to Maria Alvarez of Microsoft. Her official title is Partner Director of Engineer, but that title is only a fraction of her story. We talk about everything from her futurist mother who was the catalyst for her career in computer science, to artificial intelligence and the oncoming Machine Learning Revolution. This was a great episode for me. I hope you all enjoy Maria Alvarez.
61 minutes | 3 years ago
The AfroFuturist Podcast
theafrofuturistpodcast hosted by Ahmed Best. This the very first episode and I'm excited to share it with you. Our first episode is with Dr. Lonny Brooks. He is a professor of communication at Cal State University East Bay and is the resident afrofuturist for this podcast. If you'd like to become a sponsor of the show please email email@example.com or contact me on twitter @ahmedbest (or click the icon in the margin.) Thank you and enjoy.
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