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!

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,...

Valerie Harris

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

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...

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...

L Wilkins

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

Antony Hall

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

Daniëlle Hoogendijk

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

Amit Zoran

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

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...

Kitty Kelly

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

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...

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!

Harold Tay

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

Jennifer Jacobs

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

Oya Damla

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

Stig Anton Nielsen

Dates: 5-15 June Architect and Maker / DK PostDoc researcher at IT-University Copenhagen, Dept of...

Huiying Ng

Dates: 13-20 June 2018 Email: [email protected] 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. http://ingorandolf.info/building-a-near-field-intra-body-communication-device/ Bio: tinkerer, programmer, artist. http://ingorandolf.info

Mary Miller

[Dates: May 30-June 13] Projects: Secret graphic novel project I've been working on with Andy...

Pearl Ryder

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