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!

Marcus Banks

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

Becky Scheel

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

Päivi Maunu

Dates: 21-31.8.2019 Project: Biomimeticx2 is creating a link between visual art and bioinformation on a...

Mary T. Miller

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

Elliot Roth

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

Michal Sahaf

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

Jonathan Hefter

August 1st - 16th Project: I'll be creating 3D digital models of local flora using...

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...

Susan Booher

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

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!

Ingo Randolf

Dates: 30/6-7/7 Project: experimenting with near-field intra-plant communcation. http://ingorandolf.info/building-a-near-field-intra-body-communication-device/ Bio: tinkerer, programmer, artist. http://ingorandolf.info