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.