People

Node Leaders

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

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Craig Durkin

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

Joel Murphy

Joel is the engineer behind the Pulse Sensor www.pulsesensor.com and OpenBCI www.openbci.com. Joel designs and hacks electronics and specialize in…

Madeline Schwartzman

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

Valerie Harris

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

Marko Peljhan

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

Kitty Kelly

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

Mar Alzamora

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

Andrew Coates

Andrew Coates is a specialist in Tropical architecture that is sustainable (Cresolus.com). Gamboa is home, office and inspiration since 2002….

Deren Guler

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

Julian Stirling

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

Sjef van Gaalen

Design researcher. Futures & Fiction, Collage & Camouflage. Structure & Narrative. Some of you might remember the mess of a…

Josh Michaels

Dates: August 18th-28th Hello world! My name is Josh Michaels, I’m a creative polymath with a bias toward technology from…

Jonathan Gill

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

Maggie Kane

]Maggie Kane (http://www.streetcat.media/) is an experimental artist that specializes in the design and development of sustainable social systems via technology…

Tiare Ribeaux

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

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…

Amit Zoran

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

Rob Faludi

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

Leah Buechley

August 4-10 Leah Buechley is a designer, engineer, and educator. Her work explores integrations of electronics, computing, art, craft, and…

David Bowen

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

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…

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…

Daniëlle Hoogendijk

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

Josh Michaels

[Aug 18-28] Josh Michaels is a multi-disciplinary artist & scientist who works with time as a medium. Josh perceives of…

Production Team

Production Managers

These are the folks we hired to help smooth day-to-day operations. They will help you get checked in, oriented, and ready to rock dinacon!

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Carolina Gómez

August 1st – August 12th I am a biologist in love with bees! My passion for these amazing insects has…

Amanda Savage

August 8th – August 31st I’ll be playing with different ways to capture elusive and unusually quick moving bats in…

Documentation Team

This is the team we have hired that will help you with Rule #2 of dinacon – document your projects! They are one of the most valuable resources we have!

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Nate Walsh

[August 1 – August 15th] Background in advertising and psychology. I currently live in Austin, Texas, USA, working at a…

Jorge Medina Madrid

Jorge Medina Madrid, es un estudiante de 24 años que cursa el último año de la carrera de Biología Animal…

Ananda Gabo

I am here as part of the documentation team for DiNaCon 2 (2019) to help archive some of the collaborative…

Participants

Here are the amazing junglepunks that will rock DINACON 2 with you!

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Elliot Roth

[Aug 21 – 26] Elliot Roth (https://thatmre.com) is a synthetic biologist, musician and entrepreneur from…

Irene Ródenas

Dates: 04th August 2019 – 10th August 2019 Hello everyone! I’m Irene and I will…

Marcus Banks

Project: Marcus will be working on two potential projects. First, working with natural materials and…

Ashlin Aronin

Dates: 8/17/19 – 8/31/19 Hey Dinacon! I’m a sound and software artist based in Portland,…

Stephanie Rothenberg

Dates: August 13-26 Hello! I am Stephanie, an artist and prof from Buffalo, NY. I…

Susan Booher

Dates: 04/8-10/8 Project: Susan will be recording her travels to and around Gamboa, Panama as…

Marta Verde

Dates: 26/08/2019 – 01/09/2019 Project: Rainforest digital paintings I´m a creative coder and visual artist…

Nancy Nowacek

Dates: 8/14-8/20 Project: Chris Manzione and I will be making 3D scans of the jungle…

Kristina Dutton

Bio: I’m a composer, musician, and interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on film and collaborative…

Ray LC

August 19 to 22. Generative Dance in the Wild and EEG Sonification. Part One: How…

Trevor Silverstein

(Aug 13-21) I’m a filmmaker/comedian from the USA but based in Berlin, Germany. I’ll be…

Anna Carreras

I’m a creative coder and a pseudo-new media artist based in Barcelona interested in experimentation…

Lucinda Dayhew

August 8 – 22 (approx.) Hi, I am an artist originally from the subtropics (Sydney),…

Mara Elana Burstein

dates: 08/04/19-08/10/19 project: I’m thinking about doing a layered project with Leah Buechely (coder/designer) Evan…

Heriberto Pinzón

Dinacon dates: august 3-7 project: A musical composition exploring the history and nature of Gamboa…

Becky Scheel

Dates: 13-18 August Project: Drexel University Bio-Inspired Design – with teammates Raja Schaar and Ann…

Jonathan Hefter

August 1st – 16th Project: I’ll be creating 3D digital models of local flora using…

Madeline Blount

Dates: August 24th-31st coder/technologist, explorer, researcher, artist. very much looking forward to meeting others at…

Friedrich Kirschner

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

Ann Gerondelis

Dates: 13-18 August Project: Drexel University Bio-Inspired Design – with team mates Raja Schaar and…

Tully Arnot

23-31 August I’m an Australian visual artist, working with kinetic sculpture (cheap servos, Arduino, pretty…

Michal Sahaf

August 4th – 10th 2019 I’ve recently finished my PhD on plant biomechanics. I studied…

Michael Ang (Mang)

Dates: Aug 13-31 Project: Unnatural Language During Dinacon I will create environment-specific sonifications using the…

Emily Volk

Dinacon 2019 Dates: August 16-25th Project: Interactive sculpture, “Fabricated foliage.” I will be researching, augmenting,…

Sid Drmay

Dates: 14/08/2019-28/08/2019 Project: The Sustainable Zine: Being a zinester for many years I’ve noticed how…

Mary T. Miller

Dates: August 25-31 I am a writer, musician (Dezmediah), social worker, and amateur programmer. At…

Hiroo/iRaa Komine

Period: 8/18~8/31 Project: several brain stormed ideas: 1: procuring medicine from ayurvedic point of view;…

Mike Grusin

Hey everyone, I’m honored to be a part of Dinacon and will be joining you…

Cherise Fong

8/24 – 8/31 Project: Field sound recording along Pipeline Road in order to create a…

Conference Chairs

L Wilkins

L Wilkins is a cyborg based in Toronto, Canada. They are currently a PhD student at the University of Toronto, chair at Site 3 coLaboratory, and co-executive director of Little Dada.

I’m interested in exploring the relationship between the senses at nature through cybernetics. I want to explore magnetic fields and translating them into physical experiences. I plan to create at least 2 devices that translate these fields into sensory experiences, and contrast this data with other environments.

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!

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Shahab ud din

Shahab ud din is a young nanotechnologist and studying as a doctoral student at King Mongkut’s…