People

Node Leaders

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

David Bowen

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

Sjef van Gaalen

Design researcher. Futures & Fiction, Collage & Camouflage. Currently looking at bringing speculative design methods to field research for agro-forestry....

Valerie Harris

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

L Wilkins

L Wilkins is a cyborg based in Toronto, Canada. They are currently a PhD student at the University of Toronto,...

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,...

Leah Beuchley

Leah Buechley is a designer, engineer, and educator. Her work explores integrations of electronics, computing, art, craft, and design. Her...

Madeline Schwartzman

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

Mar Alzamora

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

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...

Tiare Ribeaux

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

Antony Hall

Antony Hall [UK] is an interdisciplinary artist / educator / amateur scientist. His current research concerns multisensory perceptual illusion, exploring...

Joel Murphy

Joel is the engineer behind the Pulse Sensor www.pulsesensor.com and OpenBCI www.openbci.com from 2014 to 2018. Joel designs and hacks...

Marko Peljhan

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

Deren Guler

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

Amit Zoran

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

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)....

Daniëlle Hoogendijk

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

Margaret Minsky and Oliver Steele

Margaret Minsky creates multimedia artifacts exploring learning, improvisation and thought. Her core research has been in the field of haptic interfaces...

Rob Faludi

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

David Defilippis

I have a bit of a unique background before becoming a field biologist. I spent the first seven years after...

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...

Jonathan Gill

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

Kitty Kelly

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

Julian Stirling

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

Craig Durkin

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

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...

Josh Michaels

Josh Michaels is a multi-disciplinary artist & scientist who works with time as a medium. Josh perceives of time as...

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...

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!

Amina Abbas-Nazari

Dates: 21st - 27th June Project:  Citizen Naturewatch is a project being conducted at the Royal...

Erik Zepka

Erik Zepka has a wide field of interests, with having previous experience as a lab...

Shahab ud din

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

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

Oya Damla

Oya Damla is a multimedia artist based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Her work explores...

Marc Huet

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

Harold Tay

Dates: May 31 to June 2; June 10 to June 12 Project: AUV mission I've...

Raune Frankjær

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