Todd Huffman on Mapping the Human Brain, the Beer for Data Program, and Running a Bar in Jalalabad - Ep 14

Privacy is the New Celebrity

Dec 30 2021 • 35 mins

In this episode, Josh interviews Todd Huffman, co-founder and CEO of the biomedical imaging company E11 Bio, which is a neuroscience research foundation building new tools for brain mapping. Todd discusses his fascination with the nexus between neuroscience and imaging technology. Josh asks Todd about his experience volunteering in Jalalabad, Afghanistan in 2008, where Todd ran a bar that became a central hub for non-Afghans in the region. Todd tells us about the "beer for data program," where folks who uploaded useful data to a hard drive chained to the bar could earn a free beer. Todd raises the question, "how do you do communications where trust is low and conflict is high?"