Node Leaders

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

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Kitty Kelly

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

Madeline Schwartzman

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

Daniëlle Hoogendijk

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

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…

Maggie Kane

]Maggie Kane ( is an experimental artist that specializes in the design and development of sustainable social systems via technology…

Craig Durkin

[ May 27 – June 9 ] Craig Durkin ( is a renaissance man of design and fun adventure. During…

Amit Zoran

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

David Bowen

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

Marko Peljhan

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

Scott (Seamus) Kildall

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

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…

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

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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 ( 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 ( 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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Huiying Ng

Dates: 13-20 June 2018 Email: Project: What I’m doing Using the geospatial map as…

Ingo Randolf

Dates: 30/6-7/7 Project: experimenting with near-field intra-plant communcation. Bio: tinkerer, programmer, artist.

Shreyasi Kar

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