My research is designed to necessarily bring me into new strange places. From within these deep cultural, physical, and biological assemblages, I investigate new points of potential exploration.
Waterspace: Floating Makerspace as Arts Ambassador Philippines - In the Spring of 2016, I served as the American Arts Ambassador with the US State Department and ZERO1. The goal is to launch projects that support environmental health via technological with the community in Dumaguete (a town on the Island of Negros in the Philippines). There I headed up several initiatives and workshops targeting […] Wearables in the Wild - The 2015 Wearables in the Wild Hiking Hack takes a crew of biologists, engineers, designers, and craftspersons into the Appalachian wilderness. Our mission, as with many of the hiking hacks, is to test out contextually creating tools for understanding living creatures in nature. Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Wearable Computing Center (http://wcc.gatech.edu/), an extra component […] Hacking the Wild: Madagascar - As part of the series of Hiking Hackathons, we launched an expedition to Madagascar in February 2015. Brian Fisher, head entomologist at the Cal Academy of Sciences, Hannah Perner-Wilson, digital craft designer at Kobakant, and Andrew Quitmeyer, PhD student in Digital Naturalism, traveled to south Madagascar’s Anoyasan Mountain range to explore three main goals: Discover […] Gamboa 2014 Thesis Field Season - Having successfully defended my Proposal in February 2014, I am conducting my final field season for my PhD. This is the longest field season where I will be down in Panama for a full 3 months to test out and evaluate the Digital Media theories I have developed over the years of my research. This […] Gamboa Field Experimentation 2013 - In the summer of 2013, I am embarking on an exploratory mission to test out some of the techniques and performances I have been reading and theorizing about over the past year. [display-posts tag=”gamboa2013″ include_excerpt=”true” image_size=”thumbnail” wrapper=”div”] Gamboa Assay 2012 - In 2012, I went down to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute to collect research video of social animals behaving in their natural environs. I also took this opportunity to beging some of my earliest research in “Digital Naturalism.” I kept a journal holistically describing my encounters with the wonderful wildlife and people there! [display-posts tag=”gamboa2012″ include_excerpt=”true” image_size=”thumbnail” […]
Before my PhD research, I went on similar journeys to Ecuador, the Galapagos, Turkey, China, Thailand, and Cambodia.
These adventures are described in my old blog: http://elephantopus.blogspot.com/2008_05_01_archive.html