Boston U alum building a new kind of carnival to inspire children

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Each morning Nancy Bennett leaves her home in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles and drives 10 miles to a job that most desk jockeys would covet. Her office is a cavernous studio in a 5-story, 4,500-square-foot brick building that once housed the Edison power plant, where she’s surrounded by an industrious band of entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers, programmers, designers, roboticists, and game developers. There’s also a physicist. And one former circus performer and champion whistler.

Bennett, a former entertainment executive and television producer and director, and this team of technonerds are known as Two Bit Circus, a think tank that will never be confused with the Brookings Institution, but whose latest project may be just as relevant.

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