“the creative challenge, contributing significantly to a better world, intellectual stimulation”
Multiple award-winning challenge solver through InnoCentive.com (2012-2014, 2020); six challenges won + one Honorable Mention for the Tech Challenge to prevent Mass Atrocities ['Enablers']), one "winning idea" through OpenIDEO.com ('Fighting Ebola - A Grand Challenge for Health', 2014), and three awarded proposals on the HeroX.com platform (one sole/1st place award for the HeroX challenge 'Alternative to Fear' / Collective Climate Action, 2019)...plus a half dozen 'short-listed' (finalist) proposals through each of the above-noted platforms (2008 - 2019). [see my Linkedin.com profile: https://www.Linkedin.com/in/michaelricciardi]
Designer/creator of the live-action, space game 'Zero Gordian' for the #EqualSpace space games challenge (sponsor: Space Games Federation); game is now among the competition's five finalists (announced: November, 2019).
In 2019, I was an XPrize Design contributor (through the XPrize community forums; and made the winning entry for the 'Future of Longevity' XPrize 'quick pitch' forum challenge. October, 2019).
Current Professional Work: Guardian ad Litem (for ITA Court, Superior Court, King County, State of Washington), since January, 2019 (formerly: contract mitigation researcher/legal assistant, capital cases, DPD/ACA Division, 2010, 2015-2019).
Recent Experience: New England Biolabs 'molecular biology boot-camp', Smith College, summer, 2017 (certified: molecular biologist).
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).
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.