VJ Um Amel

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

Known for creating R-Shief software and performing as VJ Um Amel, Laila Shereen Sakr is Assistant Professor of Media Theory & Practice at University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Digital Art Practice
  • Media Theory
  • Middle East Studies
  • Feminist Technology
  • World Building
  • Interaction Design


Glitch on Metal

To mark her ten-year anniversary, VJ Um Amel launches an eighteen-month project in three parts. Part I is Glitch on Metal, a limited edition series of six framed prints on metal or canvas is currently on tour in North America. Storyboard Parts II and III will be released throughout the course of the project as software application, virtual world and game. 

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