We give you influence
DSMA UnLimited is a company that strives to democratise lobbying.
Lobbyists fulfil an important function in a democratic society. You can’t just pay politicians directly to get what you want. That would be corruption, and corruption is something supposedly reserved for dictatorships or failed states. What you are allowed to do in a democratic state, however, is pay an interest group to lobby politicians!
We streamline this process. We give you influence!
On our proprietary platform, you can bid on any article of the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. Become the highest bidder to secure your right to establish your very own sphere of influence over the chosen article: it is now yours to modify as you wish.
DSMA UnLimited adds the bid for each article to its proprietary legislative ledger and provides you with a unique temporary certificate of ownership. This record also provides users with unique insights into their article’s history, including all earlier modifications by its previous owners and by political institutions.
The price of each article is calculated using Natural Language Processing analysis that considers three factors: the rarity of the words used, their market values on Google Ad Words, and the intelligibility of the article.
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Working with source material from the trilogue on DSA and DMA legislation and data dumps obtained through freedom of information requests to the European Commission, this project turns lobbying into a performative and playful experience. We want to shine a light on opacities innate to the bureaucratic hydra that is the “European Union”.
DSMA UnLimited was developed as part of the second edition of CODE: Reclaiming Digital Agency, a collaborative project by IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] (Utrecht), School of Machines, Making & Make Believe (Berlin), Werktank (Leuven) and Privacy Salon / Privacytopia (Brussels and Antwerp). CODE 2022 has come about thanks to the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL, City of Utrecht, Democracy and Media Fund, Fonds Soziokultur, Cultural Participation Fund, the Democracy and Media Fund, the Dutch Embassy in Belgium (Brussels), the Dutch Embassy in Germany (Berlin) and the Goethe Institut.
Vo Ezn― Artist
Vo Ezn is a sound and infrastructure artist working on server-side tensions and introverted interfaces ][ figuring out tools for-to knowledge-sharing / opting-out / autonomy ][ –to-for-by-with on my own terms. ++ a member and sysadmin at feminist server collectives Anarchaserver and Systerserver, and Solisoft [radical technology collective and solidarity network in NL] +++ a radio-maker at WORM radio >> non-zero exit
Katia Sophia Ditzlern― Artist
Katia Sophia Ditzlern is a Russian-German Interdisciplinary Artist and Cultural Anthropologist. Her works combine text, sound, video, performance art, as well as digital media.
Funda Zeynep Aygüler― Artist
Funda Zeynep Aygüler is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Weimar. She has a background in architecture and graduated in Animation from Anadolu University, and is currently enrolled in the Media Art and Design MA programme at Bauhaus University, Weimar.
Guillaume Slizewicz― Artist
Guillaume Slizewicz speaks in the language of technology but tells an emotional story. He translates complex social issues, from local air quality to online surveillance, into objects and installations that combine digital and physical (im)materials. Glass, algorithms, wood, social sciences, ceramics, circuit boards, literature, photography, code, a botanical garden, robots, computer voices, and light – in Guillaume’s mind and hands they are all materials to be shaped into engaging experiences for all audiences, from the interested amateur to a demanding specialist. Right now Guillaume focuses on the notion of vernacular electronics, or how to give new technologies a local shape, form, and content. After graduating in politics, philosophy, and economics in 2012, Guillaume worked as a strategist and consultant for different agencies and clients who were looking to innovate how they relate to their audiences. During these years he gravitated towards design thinking, product design and finally data visualisation and machine learning, leading him to complete a BA in Production Technology at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) and an internship with interactive design studio Superbe in Namur. Landing in Brussels, he started to work as a design researcher for the Urban Species research group by LUCA School of Arts and ULB in Brussels. In parallel, he set up his own studio in 2020 to create, produce and exhibit more artistic design projects that reflect on the plural relationships between technology, nature and society. Often working in collectives such as Algolit, Anaïs Berck or Tropozone, Guillaume Slizewicz’s work has been presented by institutions like Design Museum (Ghent), Kikk (Namur) and BioArt Labs (Eindhoven), by universities in Brussels, Basel and Hong Kong, as well as in grassroots venues deep in the local urban fabric such as Biestebroekbis, La Maison du Livre St Gilles and Constant in Brussels.
Elena Falomo― Artist
Elena Falomo is a designer interested in digital and ecological matters. She likes to carefully investigate systems welcoming complexity and ambiguity to design more equitable and participated futures (and presents). She's also a passionate educator teaching in universities across Europe creative technologies and design.