Contributor: Terry Johnson


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Terry Johnson, Professor of Bioengineering


Profile edited by Katie MacBride

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Last update: February 19, 2020


Terry D. Johnson is an Associate Teaching Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and he co-wrote an article for our first print issue, "The Bard Takes Minutes: What Professional Workplace Teams Can Learn From Roleplaying Games." Here's a bit more about him.

What’s your quick bio?

I teach courses in a wide range of subjects, displaying a versatility that has prevented me from achieving any actual expertise. I hope that by teaching, I will be giving students the tools that they will need to repair me as I get older. I’m also co-author of the popular science book How to Defeat Your Own Clone (And Other Tips For Surviving the Biotech Revolution).

When I’m not generating PowerPoint slides, I can be found giving talks and panels at events like The Bad Ad Hoc Hypothesis Festival (a.k.a. BAHfest, a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect scientific theories); Nerd Nite (a regular presentation of fun-yet-informative presentations across disciplines); WonderCon and Silicon Valley Comic-con (conventions for science fiction and comic readers). 

What's a current cultural edge you're excited to see people pushing?

Sincerity is good. Let's mainstream that shit.

What’s your biggest, most out-there dream of a better world?

People accepting enthusiasms that they don't share would be a start.

What are your favorite links that will help our audience learn about you, your life, your work, and your values?  

My website!


Transparency Notes

This profile was edited by Katie MacBride. Katie is a writer and co-founder of Anxy magazine. More about Katie at her NewMo profile