VJ Um Amel

Arabic for Video Jockey (VJ) "Mother of Hope"

Laila Shereen Sakr is a digital media artist and theorist known for creating the cyborg consciousness, VJ Um Amel, and the R-Shief media system. She is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

  • Digital Arts
  • Media Arts
  • Media Theory/Practice
  • Algorithmic Culture
  • Global Studies
  • Feminist Practice
  • Middle East New Media
  • Social Justice
  • Data Visualization
  • Live Cinema
  • Creative Coding
  • Virtual Body Politic


The Art of Resistance

Together we can make a difference. VJ UmAmel has created some limited edition art prints available exclusively on this website. 50% of all sales will benefit the ACLU. 50% will support VJ UmAmel's production costs of her future art projects.

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