Current Work

Digital Crisis Digital Prepper Toolkit

2020
STATUS: Active
COLLABORATORS: Rosa Menkman

The Digital Crisis Toolkit offers a set of tools that promotes self-reliance and therefore self-authority and less dependence over top down, imposed platforms. The toolkit is an emergency first aid kit for dealing with times when online access is compromised, providing at minimum local connectivity over ideally peer-to-peer connections and including applications for staying in communication and sharing information.

Practically, this requires us to ask which crises can we prepare for? What types of digital crises can we imagine, including government sponsored network outages, content filtering and site blocking, and network access restrictions. Is there a way to categorise these different types of digital crises, from those caused by natural and man-made accidents or power outages, to targeted hyper-surveillance, censorship, and even astroturfing?