027 – STEAM Carnival with Brent Bushnell

027 – STEAM Carnival with Brent Bushnell

Steve Kurti of Table Top Inventing with Brent Bushnell of Two-Bit Circus 

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In This Episode

027_brentBushnellWhere can I find a circus that employs engineers?  Can learning to prepare sushi impact engineering ideas?  How can we rebrand Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to be fun?  How do we make STEM subjects more like driving a Ferrari than like driving a grocery getter?  

Today, we have a high-energy, fun interview with an engineer who has started a high-tech circus! Creating more intelligent, creative, fun innovators is what we specialize in at Table Top Inventing. In fact, an opportunity is coming this summer to participate in our Inventor’s Bootcamp. I get really excited about Inventor’s Bootcamp because there’s nothing more fun than a room full of teenagers building crazy engineering contraptions with 3D printers and wiring them up with a little electronic trickery and programming fun. It’s enough to make your head spin!

To find out more visit: http://www.TTInvent.com/BootcampNow or you can just visit http://www.TTInvent.com and click the Inventor’s Bootcamp button.

Grab a hold of something solid because today’s podcast is going to rock your world! Brent Bushnell, the founder and CEO of Two-Bit Circus, is going to blow the doors off. Brent and his business partner Eric have started a high-tech circus staffed not with circus barkers and tight rope walkers but with engineers, scientists, and computer programmers. Let’s listen in to a high flying conversation!

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Brent’s Favorite Quote 

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it - Madeleine L’Engle Click To Tweet

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it – Madeleine L’Engle

 

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A teacher that inspired you…

Thomas Woosnam, my high school physics teacher. His class was very project-based with us doing a variety of tasks ranging from marble runs to inventing our own solution to a safety problem. It was the most engaged I was in any class.

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The last thing you made…

I made my dining room table! When we moved into our current workshop there were three rusted metal banisters. I cleaned them up, bought angled steel and with the help of our lead engineer Dan Busby, welded them all together. Then I got a beautiful, thick piece of glass cut for the top of it. http://brentbushnell.com/2012/12/26/makingfurniture/

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What are you learning about…

Hockey only has three periods. (I’m not much of a sports fan)

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About Brent

Brent Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company. Most recently the team launched STEAM Carnival, a modern re-imagining of the midway to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Previously he was the on-camera inventor for the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He was a cofounder of Anti-Aging Games creating casual games to reduce the risk of early memory loss and a founding member of Syyn Labs, a creative collective combining art and engineering to create high engagement for large brands and bands including Google, Disney and responsible for the viral hit Rube Goldberg music video for OK Go that garnered 40 million views on YouTube. In his spare time, Brent mentors teens in game development and entrepreneurship via programs such as Spark and NFTE. He publishes at brentbushnell.com and @brentbushnell

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Additional Notes

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Full Text Transcript – Coming Soon!

“How do you craft your message so that it’s heard and resonates?  Regardless of what you’re doing in the world, you need to be able to give people the right information at the right time.” –Brent Bushnell

How do you craft your message so that it's heard and resonates? Regardless of what you're doing in the world, you need to be able to give people the right information at the right time. @brentbushnell Click To Tweet

“I think that sales should be a part of all education.”  –Brent Bushnell

“Engineering and Science have a branding problem, but here [at Two Bit Circus] we play with lasers and fire and robots all day!” –Brent Bushnell

 

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