People

Node Leaders

Node Leaders are experts in many fields hosting public projects at dinacon that you can collaborate with! More Node leaders for 2019 will be revealed soon!

David Bowen

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

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)....

Scott Kildall

[June 10 - 30] TBD Scott Kildall is a new media artists who will be prototyping and building DIY sensors...

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,...

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...

Kitty Kelly

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

Amit Zoran

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

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...

Shreyasi Kar

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

Jennifer Jacobs

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

Raune Frankjær

[01/7 - 07/7] I will spin some webs and lace up some tree(s). The webs...

Pearl Ryder

Dates: May 27 - June 7Project: Island edible plant survey and documentation in collaboration with...

Marc Huet

Dates : June 18 - July 1 Project : Playable simulation of how plastic waste...

Kira deCoudres

Kira deCoudres [June 10 – June 24 (maybe July 1)]  Kira deCoudres is a remix...

Saad Chinoy

Dates: Jun 1 - Jun 6 Project: Mud-Microbial fuel cell, and midichlorians. Also perhaps a...