VJ Um Amel

Arabic for Vee-jay "Mother of Hope"

Laila Shereen Sakr is a digital media theorist and artist 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
  • Glitch Art
  • Virtual Body Politic

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