It’s an extra special highlights episode! We’re celebrating theater kids of all ages and rediscovering how skills developed on or around the stage can translate to fascinating career moves. You’ll hear from Dan Maccarone of Charming Robot, playwright Lauren Gunderson, educator and designer Bryan Cooperrider, and Janett Martinez of Loomia. Lights up on the adaptable power of a liberal arts education!
Rebecca Poulson has what she calls a strange job. We’d call it a really cool one. Rebecca is the Technical Program Manager for Emerging Platforms at Northwestern University Knight Lab, where she gets to work on experiments designed to push journalism into new spaces. Rebecca takes us along her journey of writing plays to writing code and shares a surprising benefit of VR. Plus, career advice and the Olympics!
You could say that Kamal Sinclair is an art doula. She's the Director of the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Labs Program, a consultant to the Ford Foundation's JustFilms program, and was an artist and producer on the Question Bridge: Black Males transmedia art project. Kamal takes us on her journey from dancing Off-Broadway to fostering interdisciplinary work on a daily basis. She also shares why breaking rules and fumbling forward are both excellent strategies and weighs in on what's going on with VR.
It’s our 80th episode, so you know it’s a great one! We’re talking with Kat Mustatea, who’s a poet, playwright and technologist. Kat writes about the intersection of technology and the arts for Forbes, and she’s currently interested in art in the age of machine intelligence. Kat takes us on her path from mathematics to sculpture to theater and beyond, and Christina shares an idea that Cate calls a “creative grenade.”
What do Broadway musicals and fintech startups have in common? Amy Nauiokas is here to tell us. Amy is Founder and President of Anthemis, a digital financial services investment and advisory firm, and Founder and Chair of Archer Gray, a media production, finance and investment company. We talk about the similarities between creative projects and startups, what kind of people Amy looks for when making an investment and how to combine solid data with gut instinct.