A VR-powered circus is opening its first (virtual) big top in Los Angeles – Two Bit Circus, Brent Bushnell in TechCrunch
On a scorching July day in Los Angeles, the normally bowtie-bedecked co-founder of Two Bit Circus, Brent Bushnell, was taking a group of guests on a tour through the virtual reality inflected extravaganza of an indoor amusement park that, at the time, was still very much a work in progress.
Today Two Bit Circus, an experiential entertainment company, premieres a VR Cinema at the 2018 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival, January 18-28 in Park City, Utah. The VR Cinema will feature the official New Frontier Mobile VR lineup.
Jason Latimer and Engineering.com to Launch ’Impossible Science Student Challenge’ at the USA Science and Engineering Festival.
World Champion Magician & Curator of Impossible Science, Jason Latimer, together with engineering.com, today announced the launch of the “Impossible Science Student Challenge” at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC. The “Impossible Science Student Challenge” aims to inspire students to wonder, ask questions and bring science fiction to life through STEM. The challenge will be conducted on engineering.com’s ProjectBoard platform. As a […]
Let’s just get this out of the way first: In 2007, James Sun was a contestant on the seventh season of The Apprentice. When he auditioned, he asked the producers why there had never been an Asian male on the show before. He says they essentially told him, “No offense, but Asian males don’t make for good television.”
We count our lucky stars on a regular basis that we’re able to call Dr. Debbie Berebichez our Chief Data Scientist. She boasts a remarkable resume, filled with hard-earned degrees, impressive professional roles, and countless hours of invested time in helping young women and girls who are interested in STEM educations and careers.
Vinny, thanks for chatting to me today. Many of our readers would know some of your background with Gyft and, of course, the Shark Tank in South Africa…
By CAL Entertainment Featured Speaker Dr. David Bell PROGNOSTICATORS have a bad record when it comes to new technologies. Safety razors were supposed to produce a clean-shaven future. Cars were expected to take off and fly. Automation was meant to deliver a life of leisure. Yet beards flourish, cars remain earthbound and work yaps at […]
Tasked with energizing the crowd for the second day of the Sunbelt Builders Show, Nate Holzapfel took the center stage to engage with audience members on “building business relationships.”
Holzapfel is co-founder of The Mission Belt Company, but he’s most famously known for his appearance on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank,” in which he blew away all the sharks on deck with his work ethic, common-sense approach and sales savvy.
In the annals of Silicon Valley history, Nolan Bushnell’s name conjures up both brilliant success and spectacular failure. His two landmark achievements were founding Atari in 1972–laying the groundwork for the entire video game industry–and starting Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre in 1977. But there’s another highlight of Bushnell’s bio that has long gone undocumented: pioneer of the high-tech incubator.
In 1981, Bushnell created Catalyst Technologies, a venture-capital partnership designed to bring the future to life by turning his ideas into companies. In the era of the TRS-80, Betamax, and CB radio, startups funded by Catalyst pursued an array of visionary concepts–from interactive TV to online shopping to door-to-door navigation–that created entire industries decades later. “I read science fiction, and I wanted to live there,” Bushnell explains.
Experimental entertainment company Two Bit Circus has raised $15 million in a funding round led by Jazz Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors, including Foundry Group, Techstars Ventures, Intel Capital, and a handful of new investors. Founded out of Los Angeles in 2012, Two Bit Circus uses technology to create immersive and interactive spectacles through events. Among its […]