1.1 Digital Zapatismo as InfoSwarm Systems.
The Zapatista movement in Chiapas, without benefit
of any technological infrastructure, has been able
to manifest it self as a transnational network of
email based activism that has constrained the Mexican
Goverment from crushing them immediately. The advent
of these networks has up to now been able to do the
work that is needed--to spread information about
the situation in Chiapas on a mass scale. This
continues to be the most vital element of
Digital Zapatismo is now concentrating on replacing
the InfoWar doctrine of cyber-terrorism by pushing
Electronic Civil Disobedience to the forefront of
mass media discussion. This will be the main thread
of the project within the INFOWAR list.
1.2 Electronic Pulse Systems.
Digital Zapatimo calls all individuals and groups
to participate in research and development
of new methods of Electronic Civil Disobedience
that move beyond email lists and information
This investigation should focus on non-violent
Electronic Pulse Systems (EPS), that function
beyond the Tactical Flood Nets that we have already
that will enable mass public participation in Zapatista
actions between now and the end of ARS Electronica.
We are also building a Zapatista Spider to hit specific
1.3 Infrastructure and Swarm Tactics
Digital Zapatismo also calls for the development of
mobile infrastructures consisting of multiorganizational
networks. This would be done by bringing together
independent infrastructure nodes (The Thing in NYC ,
CADRE Institute, San Jose, California, groups on La Neta,
in Mexico, and nodes in Europe).
These nodes would investigate the development of mobile
infrastructures of defense and security of a server to
be setup in a Zapatista Community in Chiapas. To protect
Zapatista sites and actions from counter-attacks via
remote firewall setups and the training of the Zapatista
nodes in Chiapas.
Finally, and most importantly, to develop a process by which
the the myth of *CyberZapatistas* in Chiapas can be made into
a Reality. To create a network of supplies to build a mobile
digital infrastructure in the Lacondona jungle as soon
as possible and by any means necessary.
Electronic Civil Disobedience