Ashlin Aronin

Ashlin Aronin using his Membrane nose-controlled synthesizer

Dates: 8/17/19 – 8/31/19

Hey Dinacon! I’m a sound and software artist based in Portland, OR. My work plays with conversation, language and relationships using humor, space and memory. Through online and physical installations and performances, I poke fun at the current convergence of political and corporate perspectives and create new ways for people to interact with each other, machines and the world. I enjoy learning and teaching others about new technology and ideas.

My project is to make an abstract video game based on the historical excavation of the Culebra Cut (part of the Panama Canal near Dinacon), with hand-drawn graphics and an improvised synthy soundtrack.

Joel Murphy

Hi, I’m Joel. I will be at Dinacon from the 3rd to the 18th.

These are the things/ideas that I want to explore

  • How technology can survive in the jungle
  • Sounds from the canal V Sounds from the jungle
  • Parasitism
  • Symbiosis
  • Cybernetics
  • Zip lines

I know a lot of things, and I don’t know a lot of things. I look forward to helping and learning with all the Dinasaurs!

Friedrich Kirschner

Hey hey. I’m Friedrich. I will be at DINACON from the 25th to the 31st of August.

My main project for my time at DINACON will be to reserarch how to best convert non-human species and objects into fun, but also weird characters in videogames, and figure out how best to describe and model interactions with them.

In additon, I’m happy to listen and talk to the other participants and see how I can help out with the knowledge I have.

Marcus Banks

Project: Marcus will be working on two potential projects. First, working with natural materials and up-cycled waste to recreate science equipment in the wild. Second, to isolate and paint with pigmented bacteria and other microorganisms.

Bio: Marcus is a current MFA Design and Technology student at Parsons School of Design and has a B.S. in Biology. His current works center on sustainability and testing alternative materials for use in non-traditional and underfunded laboratory spaces.

Samantha Wong

Dates 8/25-8/31

Project: I would like to create a prototype for an interactive exhibition about ecosystems and or biodiversity.

Bio: Samantha will be graduating hunter college this May with dual majors in biology in art and a minor in english. She loves making things and has been in the museum world for about 7 years, focused on communication, education and exhibition design. This will be her first time out of the US on her own but is excited to expand her boundaries and meet new people. She loves power tools, is very high energy and knows a bunch of random animal facts.

Hiroo/iRaa Komine

Period: 8/18~8/31

Project: several brain stormed ideas:

1: procuring medicine from ayurvedic point of view; possibly making coconut based coconut medicinal oil from Keraliya traditional way.

2: (no knowledge to finish) I would like to create bio-digital devices to assess environmental micro-organism metagenomically and see how they are influencing our physiology by digital bio-marker assessment, eventually 2 data are put together and connect with recorded environmental ambient sound and AI generated ambient music by metagenomic data of the 2

3: if possible I would like to give workshop/talk on Ayurveda interpreted from biohacking

4:mobile Ayurvedic Lab; instruments to identify chemical analysis ayurvedically

Bio: 1st Japanese ♂to get Official Ayurvedic License in India (but my notion of gender is non-binary, lol, so it does not count, simply a 3rd person to acquire the license) Having worked in Clinic in Tokyo for 9 years in clinical and as of Dec 2018, ;eft the clinic and started to live freelance in pursuing my wish to become real CHARAKA, the name of most important Ayurvedic Classics meaning, wondering life scientist with the cyborg/grinder taste attached to it.

Since early 2010s, wishing bringing together Traditional knowledge into the field of citizens science and biohacking scene and have attended Calafou Hack the Earth 2016, Biofabbing at CERN 2017, Citizens Biosummit at MIT 2017, and (I will update the name later) conference in Tokyo 2018 .

My favorite Ayurvedic classical quote so much lingered with saying; a person is expanding into the world and the world is into the person. to me the quote lingers very much with Donna Haraway’s view of synpoiesis, becoming with multi-spieces and over-coming the gap of so called artificial and natural. Further expanding this and currently making little bit of boobs and attaching ECG and LED to the nipple pierce. My grinder cyborg project.

After DINACON, I am travelling to US, South America, EU, and ASIA without much of concrete plan with full open possibility of anything, other than going to visit Shaman in Peru, walk Santiago de Compostela, focusing more in Meditation and seeing Biohacker Paula “Jelly Pin” and Mary Maggic in EU and most importantly make my life on the road. I am hoping to meet beautiful souls here and hoping to jump into the wonderful unknown unexpected future about to unfold.

Marta Verde

Dates: 26/08/2019 – 01/09/2019

Project: Rainforest digital paintings

I´m a creative coder and visual artist based in Madrid specialized in new media and digital technologies applied to the performance arts; and also in digital fabrication.

I create visuals, interactive and generative graphics, custom electronic devices, wearables and interactive installations for musicians,  artists, designers, arts institutions and dance and theatre companies, along with developing dynamic and interactive lighting design; and also teaching about interaction.

Currently I’m Fab Academy Instructor at Fab Lab IED Madrid.

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