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Ben Fulton

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Ben Fulton is a Bloomington software engineer. Born in Bloomington to Indiana University graduate students, he absorbed the academic life before the family left for Richmond, Indiana, in the mid-1970's. He attended Richmond High School until the age of 16, then went to work for a few years before attending Richmond's Indiana University East. Earning an associate's degree in Computer Science from that campus, Mr. Fulton then returned to Bloomington in 1987 to complete a Bachelor's degree.

A lifetime computer programmer, Fulton has worked at various Bloomington and Indianapolis software companies, including Bibliogem, an educational software company, Sunstorm Interactive, makers of the hit software game Deer Hunter, Interactive Intelligence, an Indianapolis telephony software company, and Pro-Solv, makers of medical image and record archiving software. Most recently he has been employed at Envisage Technologies, and runs the Bloomington Geek Dinner website and Facebook group.

A former member of the IU Men's Ultimate Frisbee team and IU Juggling Club, Fulton keeps himself in shape with running and martial arts, and currently holds the rank of Purple Belt at Monroe County Martial Arts. He is married to the former Cathy Smith, and they have one child.

Social Networks

A prodigious online writer, Mr. Fulton can be reached through any of the following networks:

Food

A lifetime of dining in Bloomington has led Mr. Fulton through many restaurants, both current and defunct:

Shows

A fan of opera, the theater and most forms of live entertainment, Fulton has attended many Bloomington performances, including:

At the Buskirk-Chumley Theater

At the Indiana University Auditorium

At the Musical Arts Center

  • Carmen
  • Cendrillon
  • Giulio Cesare
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • The Most Happy Fella
  • Nutcracker
  • Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Susanna
  • La Traviata
  • When Swing Was King

At The Waldron Arts Center

  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

At the Wells-Metz Theater

  • Metamorphoses
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • The Taming of the Shrew

At the Ruth N. Halls Theatre

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Lysistrata
  • The Seagull

Elsewhere