People

Node Leaders

Node Leaders are experts in many fields hosting public projects at dinacon that you can collaborate with! 

Sjef van Gaalen

Design researcher. Futures & Fiction, Collage & Camouflage. Currently looking at bringing speculative design methods to field research for agro-forestry....

Margaret Minsky and Oliver Steele

Margaret Minsky creates multimedia artifacts exploring learning, improvisation and thought. Her core research has been in the field of haptic interfaces...

Rob Faludi

Robert Faludi is an advisor and consultant for connected device companies. He is currently head of product for Perceptive Things,...

Michael Candy

Michael Candy (Australia/Nomadic) is an incredible kinetic artist. He uses physical technologies to impart systems theory on ecology and sociology (http://main.michaelcandy.com)....

Deren Guler

Deren Guler is a researcher and educator who specializes in designing accessible technology solutions and tools. She holds a BS...

Marko Peljhan

Marko Peljhan is a theatre and radio director, conceptual artist and researcher. He founded and co-founded several still active arts organizations...

Maggie Kane

[June 24-July7] Maggie Kane (http://www.streetcat.media/) is an experimental artist that specializes in the design and development of sustainable social systems...

David Bowen

[June 02 - 14] David Bowen  is a studio artist and educator whose work has been featured in numerous group...

Joel Murphy

Joel is the engineer behind the Pulse Sensor www.pulsesensor.com and OpenBCI www.openbci.com from 2014 to 2018. Joel designs and hacks...

Mar Alzamora

Coming from nearby Panama City, Mar is a musician, writer, sound artist, speaker, educator and cultural manager. An advocate of...

Craig Durkin

[ May 27 - June 9 ] Craig Durkin (http://www.highcube.org/) is a renaissance man of design and fun adventure. During...

Julian Stirling

I am a physicists specialising in instrumentation. I have worked on experiments ranging from blue skies measurements of the Universal...

Tiare Ribeaux

During DINACON, I am interested in a few different avenues of exploration: studying symbiotic relationships and mutualism in different species...

Amit Zoran

[July 1-8] Hybrid (digital, molecular yet local) Gastronomy. Dr. Amit Zoran is Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and...

Josh Michaels

Josh Michaels is a multi-disciplinary artist & scientist who works with time as a medium. Josh perceives of time as...

Antony Hall

Antony Hall [UK] is an interdisciplinary artist / educator / amateur scientist. His current research concerns multisensory perceptual illusion, exploring...

ART±BIO Collaborative

ART±BIO Collaborative is an artist and scientist-led nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, MA that fosters the integration of Science, Nature, and...

Daniëlle Hoogendijk

Daniëlle is an international field researcher, environmental educator, paraveterinarian, and soon-to-be tropical forester from the chilly Netherlands. Dani not only...

Mónica Rikić

Aug 25-31 Bio: I’m a new media artist and creative coder from Barcelona. I focus my practice in code, electronics and...

Madeline Schwartzman

Madeline Schwartzman (www.madelineschwartzman.com,  @seeyourselfsensing)  is a New York City writer, filmmaker, and architect whose work explores human narratives and the...

David Defilippis

I have a bit of a unique background before becoming a field biologist. I spent the first seven years after...

Kitty Kelly

Kitty Kelly (Quitmeyer) (wellreadpanda.com) is a librarian turned professional yarn-crafter. Her interests lie in sustainability, knitting and crochet, books, and...

Adam Zaretsky

Adam Zaretsky Ph.D. is a Wet-Lab Art Practitioner mixing Ecology, Biotechnology, Non-human Relations, Body Performance and Gastronomy. Zaretsky stages lively,...

Jonathan Gill

I plan to develop a low-cost, open-source platform for testing the perceptual and cognitive abilities of animals in the wild....

Scott (Seamus) Kildall

Scott (Seamus) Kildall is a new media artist (www.kildall.com) who creates installations about how nature interacts with humans, including creating...

Leah Beuchley

Leah Buechley is a designer, engineer, and educator. Her work explores integrations of electronics, computing, art, craft, and design. Her...

Valerie Harris

Valerie is the Director of the Wildlife Cancer Observation Network and a PhD student at Arizona State University. She studies...

L Wilkins

L Wilkins is a cyborg based in Toronto, Canada. They are currently a PhD student at the University of Toronto,...

Conference Chairs

Andrew Quitmeyer

Dr. Andrew Quitmeyer is a hacker adventurer studying intersections between wild animals and computational devices. He left his job as a tenure track professor at the National University of Singapore to start his own Field Station Makerspace in Gamboa Panama: Digital Naturalism Laboratories (dinalab.net). Here he blends biological fieldwork and DIY digital crafting with a community of scientists, artists, designers, and engineers from around the world. He runs mobile workshops called “Hiking Hacks” where participants build interactive technology in outdoor, natural contexts. The Digital Naturalism Conference (dinacon.org) is his research’s largest event, pulling in over 100 participants annually from all fields to collaborate on finding new ways of interacting with nature. His research also inspired a silly spin-off international television series he starred in for Discovery Networks called “Hacking the Wild.”

Tasneem Khan

Tasneem has spent the last decade facilitating interdisciplinary initiatives in the fields of ecology, conservation, education and science communication. Her formal training in marine zoology and practice in the development of experiential learning pedagogies was translated into active programs during the eight years spent as director of the Andaman and Nicobar islands Environmental Team. Tasneem’s photography and writing are visible across scientific and popular publications, book contributions and development of learning materials.

Beyond the scope of research and field based education, she believes that learning and working across subject boundaries is fundamental. Her participation in public speaking and leadership programs is an effort to explore these pathways.

Past Participants

Over 100 people from every part of the globe came to Dinacon last year!

Hopefully you will be able to join us this year! Apply Now!

Erik Zepka

Erik Zepka has a wide field of interests, with having previous experience as a lab...

Sjef van Gaalen

Dates: 22 June - 02 July. Research & Designer. Futures & Fiction, Collage & Camouflage....

Jennifer Jacobs

Dates: July 1st - July 6th Jennifer Jacobs is a Brown Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University,...

Zahid Ansari

Dates: 26-May to 2-June Project: Ultraviolet Photography of Flowers and Critters on the Cheap Zahid...

Shreyasi Kar

Dates- 29th May to 5th June Project(s)- Interspecies communication with plants and collaborative mapping of...

Hannah Wolfe

  Dates: 06/26/2018-07/07/2018 Project: Island Caterpillar Bio:  Hannah Wolfe is a media artist and PhD...

Stig Anton Nielsen

Dates: 5-15 June Architect and Maker / DK PostDoc researcher at IT-University Copenhagen, Dept of...

Amina Abbas-Nazari

Dates: 21st - 27th June Project:  Citizen Naturewatch is a project being conducted at the Royal...