Designing NextGen Experiential Landscapes // Brent Bushnell, Two Bit Circus
Brent Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company. The interdisciplinary team strives to create immersive, social fun and is currently building a network of micro-amusement parks. Previously they launched STEAM Carnival, a showcase of high-tech entertainment and workshops to inspire invention. They’ve captured action sports content in 360 video for brands like the NFL, NBA, Indy and the Olympics for use in VR activations at the Super Bowl, All Star games and in retail. The company regularly serves as immersive entertainment partners for brands and location-based facilities.
Previously, Brent was the on-camera inventor for the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He was a founding member of Syyn Labs, a creative collective creating stunts for brands like Google and Disney and responsible for the viral This Too Shall Pass music video for OK Go that garnered 50+ million views on YouTube. Brent is board president of the non-profit Two Bit Circus Foundation which deploys STEAM-based programs to inspire students about invention. In his spare time, Brent enjoys mentoring teens in entrepreneurship via programs such as NFTE. He’s a supporter of Clowns Without Borders and publishes on Twitter @brentbushnell.
Two Bit Circus is a modern high-tech circus creating the future of fun. The team of artists, inventors, educators and performers build big games, tell stories with technology, and make liberal use of lasers, fire and robots. They’ve captured action sports content in 360 video for brands like NFL, NBA, Indy and the Olympics and then installed VR activations at the Super Bowl, All Star games and at Verizon stores. They launched a high-tech traveling carnival to inspire the world about the possibilities of STEM+Art with coverage including CNN, Fast Company, and USA Today. Many of the team created the viral This Too Shall Pass music video for OK Go that garnered 50+ million views on YouTube. For more information, visit twobitcircus.com or follow @TwoBitCircus.