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We found some nice forest filled with interesting critters for upcoming cool project! #dn #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Alternative Conference

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.

Fluid Timeframe

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!

Land and Sea

We chose our location so that you can do both terrestrial and marine exploration! We will have access to nearby water bodies and inland forests to explore. Plus there are many groups nearby through which we might charter ships to explore deeper in the ocean.

Emergent Schedule

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.

Learn more about the conference’s emergent structure, and other conferences whose ideas it builds off, like pif.camp!

Who Should Come?

All Disciplines

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.

Diverse Backgrounds

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.

The Rules

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.

Blog

Biomimeticx2

  This project has been performed in the premises of Dinacon (KohLon, Thailand), Harakka island and the Maj & Thor Nestling Foundation pop-up work space (Helsinki, Finland) A biomimetic case discovered by Biomimeticx2 (Päivi Maunu and Marko Nykänen) at DiNaCon, KohLon June 2018   We have revealed flying tropical carpenter’s bee (Xylocopa latipes) expressing the prominent …

ImmerSea: Digital Naturalism Conference Field Report

Subversive Submersibles, water-adapted augmented reality  Oya Damla, Kira deCoudres, Adam Zaretsky, Ryan Cotham Abstract – ImmerSea: Subversive Submersibles is water-adapted augmented reality (AR). This included aquatic AR goggles, immersive AR environments and AR submergibles. ImmerSea: Subversive Submersibles are installation experimentations involving creative real time superimposition of re-mashed audio visual overlays onto everyday audio-visual and other …

Dinnercon: Recipe Book and Foraging Guide

This is a wonderful recipe book filled with foraged and fun ingredients from our time at diancon! Created by Ahac • Grace • Jennifer • HuiYing • Michelle • Pom Dinnercon: Recipe Book and Foraging Guide from the Digital Naturalism Conference by Andrew Quitmeyer on Scribd