People

Node Leaders

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

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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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Participants

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

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Heriberto Pinzón

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

Nancy Nowacek

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

Leoni Voegelin

16. August – 31. August 2019 We are Janne Nora Kummer, Tomas Montes Massa, Lena…

Grace Grothaus

Dates: Aug 25-31 Project: The Future Within, a sculpture series inspired by Karel Capek: “the…

Lucinda Dayhew

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

Michael Ang (Mang)

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

Madeline Blount

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

Samantha Wong

Dates 8/25-8/31 Project: I would like to create a prototype for an interactive exhibition about…

Sid Drmay

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

Susan Booher

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

Evan Buechley

dates: 08/04/19-08/10/19 As an ornithologist and conservation biologist, I track bird migrations around the globe…

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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Shreyasi Kar

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

Huiying Ng

Dates: 13-20 June 2018 Email: huiying.n@gmail.com Project: What I’m doing Using the geospatial map as…