Eri Gentry is a founder of Bio Curious, a garage biology movement and meetup group pushing the boundaries of how bio-science is done, where it takes place and most importantly who does it. The inexorable democratisation of technology, in place for the last 300 years or so, has reached its latest frontier. By taking the tools of production out of university hands, and loosening the grip of giant Pharma on bio-science Gentry has created a disruptive environment for creative exploration. Gentry is a mentor at the Singularity University, a blogger at MAKE magazine, organiser of the Bay Area Quantified Self meetup and most recently Director of Business Development at Scanadu.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)