R-Shief is a living repository has many collections of over 30 billion social media posts in more than 70 languages since 2008.
Suggesting there is no longer a digital divide between theory and practice, Beit Um Amel inhabits the integration of technology into our everyday lives means we are all already living an immersive digital experience. The figure of Arab cyborg and mother come together in VJ Um Amel/ فيجاي ام امل who transformed a gallery space in Cairo into her home. Welcoming visitors into her home, the cyborg asks that we navigate shifting datascapes with greater intentionality, awareness, and an insistence on hope.
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“Ev-Ent-Anglement: Reflexively Extending Engagement By Way of Technology” (co-authored with Alex Juhasz) in Bodies of Information: Feminist Debates in Digital Humanities, Eds. Liz Losh and Jacqueline Wernimont, (in press, 2017).
“On Developing a Teaching Module on Arab Social Media,” (co-authored with Kimberly Katz) in Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier: The Integration of Production and Theory/History in Cinema and Media Studies Courses, (2016).
“From Archive to Analytics: Building Counter-Collections of Arabic Social Media,” Archival Dissonance: Contemporary Visual Culture and Knowledge Production. I.B. Tauris/Ibraaz, September 2015.
“The Virtual Body Politic: A Networked Political Mobilization of Information Patterns and Materiality,” Networking Knowledge: Journal of the Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies Association. Vol. 8. No. 2. (May 2015).