Author: Tim Fulton

52: Multivarious Games

How did Central Ohio become the gaming hub of the Midwest? I sat down with Chris Volpe, President and CEO of Multivarious Games, to talk about his journey from working in healthcare to managing a video game startup, Multivarious’ origins in the Columbus game developer community, and several exciting projects he and his team have on the horizon. Shownotes Multivarious Games Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) GDEX Sandbox Idea Foundry Hatch-It! No Mercy Steam Franklinton Fridays Ready Player One Support for this episode of the Confluence Cast comes from Little Rock Bar. Little Rock Bar is located at 944 North...

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51: Besa

How do we make the best use of our time and resources to make the biggest impact in our neighborhoods and in our city? I sat down with Matthew Goldstein, Executive Director of Besa, to talk about helping people and businesses give back to their community, innovative, technology-driven approaches to service, the important work being done by non-profits in Columbus, and the ongoing need for all of us to find ways to give back. Shownotes Re:work Furnishings Van Buren Shelter Dress for Success Columbus Homage Columbus Foundation Broad Street Food Pantry Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Ohio Mid-Ohio Foodbank...

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50: Choreographer Bebe Miller

How do the choices artists make in their creative process affect what we experience as an audience? I sat down with Bebe Miller, acclaimed choreographer, dancer and director of the Bebe Miller Company to talk about how she arrived at dance as an art form, her newest work In a Rhythm, the keys to appreciating modern dance and how the artistic process shapes the artistic end product. Shownotes In a Rhythm Great Migration Henry Street Settlement House Alwin Nicolais Vera Blaine Nina Wiener NEA Four Robert Mapplethorpe The Holy Virgin Mary (Chris Ofili) Karen Bell William Forsythe ACCAD Merce...

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49: Shadowbox Live

What’s the role of locally-produced art in shaping our identity as a city? I sat down with Brandon Anderson, General Manager of Shadowbox Live and Backstage Bistro to talk about the Columbus theater scene, the origins of Shadowbox, what it means to be the general manager of America’s largest resident theater company and the responsibility we have as creatives, business leaders and citizens in making Columbus a destination city. Shownotes Confluence Cast Episode #14 Amy Lay Circle of Blood Kabuki / David Mack Jessica Jones – Opening Sequence Daredevil Merlin Xavier University Newport on the Levee Broadway Across America...

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48: Kaufman Development

How do commercial real-estate developers create community? I sat down with Brian Suiter, Director of Real Estate Development for Kaufman Development to talk about the future of development in Columbus, Kaufman’s development goals and philosophy, the many moving parts involved in large-scale real estate, and The Gravity Project, an impressive new mixed-use building (and community concept) currently under construction in Franklinton. Shownotes Lifestyle Communities Besa Wood Companies Edwards Gravity Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Confluence Cast episode #42) TEDx Independents’ Day Festival 80 on the Commons 250 High Columbus Commons Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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