Digital Naturalism Laboratories (dinalab) is a new jungle prototyping studio. We have a 235m2 facility located in the Soberania Rain Forest in Panama. Our goals are to:

  • Help field biologists build their own experimental tools
  • Help designers explore new interactions with nature
  • Discover new ways of experiencing the natural world

We are also keen on documentation and open-source dissemination of all knowledge in a variety of media! So whether you are a scientist, artist, designer, hacker, or anyone excited to explore nature and technology you will find something interesting at DINALAB.

Kitty and Andy just started setting it up in February 2019, and it will only get more and more awesome! Stay tuned for more updates about current guest residency opportunities, The Digital Naturalism Conference, and how you can get involved!


Jorge Medina

Jorge Medina (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jorge-L-Medina-Madrid https://www.instagram.com/jorg12_medmad/ ) is one of Panama’s top birders, and also an exploding volcano of creativity! He designed entire, upcycled exhibits for Summit Park’s “Pollinator Day,” along with bird-themed outfits for Carnaval. He also painted the gorgeous bird murals in our guest residency room at Dinalab. He is one of our most frequent …

Near-Sighted Camera Traps – Denise Dell’Aglio

Denise is a Post Doc interested in studying different aspects of the ecology of Heliconius. Currently, she is focusing on the role of mushroom bodies in their spatial and visual memory through behavioral experiments. She came to the GOSH 2022 Global Gathering because she wanted help with a challenge she had studying her butterflies with …