Will.i.am is a huge tech geek

Will.i.am has some pretty impressive credentials:

  • International recording artist
  • Grammy winner
  • Super Bowl performer
  • Producer and front man for the Black Eyed Peas
  • Wrote music for over 95 movies
  • Actor  (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Rio, Madagascar 2)

But as it turns out, he also has some pretty impressive Geek credentials as well. CNN recently did an interview where he talks about how he loved to play video games as a kid. His favorites were Pac Man, Duck Hunt, and later Super Mario and Zelda. He says he was influenced by video game music even recorded a track where he sampled tunes from Mario Bros. That love for video games and technology has led to Will.i.am being involved with some pretty cool projects for his career. Check out his techie credentials below. I’m not a fan of the Black Eyed Peas by any means, but I must admit I am officially impressed!

  • Visits NASA for rocket launches
  • Works with nonprofit For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology to encourage kids to build robots
  • Sserves as Intel’s direct of creative innovation
  • Was at CES this year to promote Intel’s Ultrabooks and is doing a global tour for the same purpose
  • Helped create The Black Eyed Peas Experience, one of the top selling games over the holidays
  • Helped Microsoft design the dance game for the Kinect

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