Final Call: Free Art-Tech-Field Biology Residency/Conference

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 30, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
  • Location:
    Koh Lon, Thailand (Small Island off Phuket)

This is the final call for applications to the Free Digital Naturalism Conference.
Applications are due Jan 30, 2018:

The Digital Naturalism Conference, Koh Lon, Thailand
May 26- July 8, 2018 – Free Registration! Free Housing! Free Food! Applications due: Jan 30

You are invited to apply to come to The Digital Naturalism Conference. It is a FREE, on-going, drop-in conference running from May 20 - July 15 2018, in Koh Lon, Thailand. We have rented a semi-rustic spot for field biologists, interaction designers, engineers, artists, and anyone else interested in nature and technology. We will share information while living and working together in a rich jungle and marine environment!

Here's a 2 minute informational video that explains everything:

and here's a silly video:

Housing is FREE (albeit, maybe rustic)
Registration is FREE
and thanks to an anonymous donor FOOD is even FREE! You pretty much just get to Phuket, and the rest should be taken care of!

Apply ( )
You can join the growing list of interesting local and international experts in a wide variety of fields such as . Our growing list of facilitators includes experts in a wide variety of fields such as:
Deke Weaver - experimental media performance artist (
Hannah Perner Wilson and Mika Satomi- e-textile pioneers (,
Alex Rogers - "Audiomoth" field tool developer
Andrew Thaler - ecologist (,
Kuai Shen - ant artist (
Shah Selbe -Techno-conservationist (
Stacey Kuznetsov - DIY community science ( )
Amit Zoran - digital craft ( )
Ava Ansari - environmental performer (
Michael Candy - kinetic artist (
Madeline Schwartzman - Architect, Artist, Curator, Author ( (PS if you are in NYC, go see her Exhibit right now for free at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery!)
and loads more!

Venue (

We have rented a resort bungalow and campground on an Island off Phuket that you can stay at for free. It features:

· Beautiful jungle and marine areas to explore

· Quick access from Phuket International Airport

· Occupancy for 30 fellow naturalists at a given time

· Free long-boat rides between islands

· Free kayaks

· Additional private cottages available for rent

· Electronics, Crafting, and Prototyping Gear (Including: Mobile/Wearable Studios, Robotic arms, 3D printers, Laser etchers, Sensors and actuators of all sorts, yarn.)

Requirements (

The registration is free, the housing is free (though bungalow rooms are limited, and you may have to bring your own tent). We just want to take people from different fields and connect them to both each other and to nature!

The only requirements are:

1. Make something (can be anything! Big or simple! Work on a journal article, make a finger-painting, build a tool, do a biological study)

2. Document your thing

3. Provide feedback on other’s projects

4. You need to stay at the conference for at least two (2) consecutive nights.

For more information about the conference, its location, and to apply now, please go to

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you very much,

Digital Naturalism Conference Co-Chairs

Andy Quitmeyer and Tasneem Khan