Experimental, Site-Specific Unconference

The Digital Naturalism Conference (Dinacon) combines interaction design and field biology. It has an “unconference” format where the daily activities are led by the participants. It is open to scientists, artists, technologists, designers, and anyone else interested in finding new ways of interacting with other living creatures.

There are only 3 basic requirements for participating:

  1. Make something
  2. Document and Share it Publicly
  3. Get at least two other participants to provide you with recorded feedback

There have been two previous Dinacons, one in Thailand, May-July 2561, and one in Panama, August 2019. The work of the participants was collected and freely shared in these nice books we made for each conference: https://www.dinacon.org/2018/11/02/book

You can also review our website for more information about people and events from past conferences:  www.dinacon.org

Dinacon was created in reaction to many traditional academic conferences which fail to connect the participants to the interesting locations they visit (or even to each other). It draws inspiration from other gatherings and unconferences like PIFcamp (pif.camp), SignalFire Artists Residency (http://www.signalfirearts.org/), and the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (https://openhardware.science/gatherings/).