Digitally Exploring the Darien Gap

This project is exploring how to share experiences of navigating the Darien Gap in Panama through storytelling, adventure, and exploration with digital media. We are collaborating with PhD student Lucy Gill at The University of California at Berkeley, an anthropologist and archeologist, who’s dissertation focused on the history, people, flora, and fauna that move (or have moved) through the Darien Gap. This area has been underexplored for the last century, and is the only break in the Trans-American Highway; which helps to preserve the indigenous people and animals living there. Ms. Gill has collected data in the area including ArcGIS, ceramic fragments, soil samples, as well as extensive stories and local information on the people, pathways, landscape, and animals of the area.