Multiple award-winning challenge solver through InnoCentive.com (2012-2014; five challenges won + one Honorable Mention for the Tech Challenge to prevent Mass Atrocities ['Enablers']) and one "winning idea" through OpenIDEO.com ('Fighting Ebola - A Grand Challenge for Health', 2014) plus several short-listed (finalist) proposals through both outfits (2008 - 2014).

Multi-media artist (photo/film/video/digital), designer (a/v, lighting, art/concept, bio-med tech), writer (sci-tech-nature, print/web, with many published poetry, fiction, non-fiction credits), and contract researcher (Law, Science, Environment).

Producer and/or director of some 30 short films/videos (sketch comedies, original short dramas, art installation videos, video poetry, mini-docs, promos), including directing or co-directing three longer length documentaries between 1987 and 1991 dealing with natural history/environment, conservation, and the developmentally disabled.

Additionally, Michael has worked as a set/art designer for many small indy film projects and as a lighting designer for numerous local, indy theater companies (1996 - 2010).

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