Michael Ketigian / inverse K

Greetings! Michael here. For some background, here's an overview of my internal narrative:

I serve two core social functions, which each uniquely contribute to building communities.

  1. As a storyteller, I focus on distilling humanity's social and technological evolution through performance poetry and rap.
  2. As a technologist, I leverage Agile project management to deliver socially meaningful software, like Good Market.

I perform under the name inverse K. An inverted [ K ] is [ >I ], which means greater than I, greater than 1. This symbol is a reminder to see beyond the self — that life is about community. And when I perform, I'm K[etigian]...in verse. Gotta love a good pun!

I've performed at the UN, TEDx, and various exhibitions and conferences focused on topics like blockchain, sustainability, and the intersection of science and art.


Performance

An open letter to people who blame technology for our problems.
San Francisco, 2018

A call to reevaluate how we treat our planet and, in turn, ourselves.
San Francisco, 2018

An ethereal ode performed at sunrise for a small portion of my camp.
Burning Man, 2014

"Everything is art, and everyone is an artist."
TEDxColombo, 2016


Promotion

In 2014, I was invited to present at a forum exploring how the arts facilitate political discourse by highlighting how science can facilitate the arts. A portion of this presentation explored how Google Glass could impact political relationships and humanitarian relief efforts.

I storyboarded, scripted, co-produced, and hosted the video.