The first digital naturalism conference was AWESOME! Join us for round two in Gamboa, Panama, August 4-31, 2019!
This event is quite different from traditional conferences! In the way that we have explored digital design for naturalist field expeditions with our Hiking Hacks, this conference investigates interactive tool-making in the setting of our own DIY biological field station.
Join us in the Jungle #dn #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
You decide when you want to come! We made the conference last for two months to try to reach as many people as we could. Even if you have other events to go to, you can plan your stay here around that!
There are several node leaders who will run workshops on general topics throughout the conference, but the real schedule is up to you. Unlike many other conferences, there is no set tracks or presentation order. Chill out and groove on your own projects, jump into activities with others, propose a presentation, share a skill- whatever you want.
We target the intersection of interactive design and field biology, but you can be whatever you want! Whether you are a dancer, a chemist, a forager, or you just like nature and want to live and make stuff with cool people, the conference is for you!
Local and International
The key goal of the conference is to share knowledge, so we are looking for a healthy mix of connecting local, asian, and international groups who want to spread their knowledge about hacking and nature.
We are working to try to share this opportunity with not just the privileged folks of the world (hence the reason it’s free). We are target a healthy mix of people from different genders, cultures, and background.
1) Make Something
You must complete something. Figure out something you want to accomplish while you are here. It can be any format you want: sculpture, a biological experiment, a movie, a poem, a fingerpainting, a journal article – you just have to finish it!
2) Document It
You need to document the thing you made, and share it with us and the world! (Everything made here will be open-sourced and available to the public!)
3) Give Feedback
You need to provide feedback for two other people’s projects.
These basic rules ensure that everyone who comes will walk away from the conference with a new, peer-reviewed artifact they can share further out into the world!
***For the full rules, read more at the FAQ.
Marko Peljhan is a theatre and radio director, conceptual artist and researcher. He founded and co-founded several still active arts organizations in the 90’s such as Projekt Atol and one of the first media labs in Eastern Europe LJUDMILA. From 1994 on he worked on Makrolab, a project that focuses on telecommunications, migrations and weather systems research …
Leah Buechley is a designer, engineer, and educator. Her work explores integrations of electronics, computing, art, craft, and design. Her inventions include the LilyPad Arduino, a construction kit for sew-able electronics. She currently runs a design firm, Rural / Digital, that explores playful integrations of technology and design. Previously, she was an associate professor at …
I plan to develop a low-cost, open-source platform for testing the perceptual and cognitive abilities of animals in the wild. This would be a continuation of my Wild Behavior project from the last Dinacon, with the ability to survey new animals and try out new technologies in a different environment. Additionally, I would like to …