Known for creating R-Shief software and performing as VJ Um Amel, Laila Shereen Sakr is Associate Professor of Media Theory & Practice at University of California, Santa Barbara. At UCSB, she co-founded Wireframe, a studio promoting collaborative theoretical and creative media practice with investments in global social and environmental justice. In 2021, she launched VJ.Live, a platform for live broadcasting and interactive experiences.
Thank you for the interview with London's Middle East Monitor.
Thank you, Afikra, for the invigorating conversation with Mikey Muhanna on “The Arabic World and the Digital Age,” episode 357, 2 August 2023.
I am delighted to announce that my new book, Arabic Glitch: Technoculture, Data Bodies, and Archives, is now available at Stanford University Press. For a 20% discount, use SAKR20 code.
In an interview, Elisabeth Frausto covers "Capital Glitch: Arab Cyborg Turns to D.C." in the local San Diego newspaper, La Jolla Light (November 2, 2021).
See a full list of publications here
Arabic Glitch: Technoculture, Data Bodies, and Archives. Stanford University Press, 2023.
Reframing the ‘Arab Spring.’ In Angela Krewan and Alena Strohmaier, editors, Media and Spatial Knowledge in/of the MENA-region. Amsterdam University Press, 2021.
"Techies on the Ground: Revisiting Egypt 2011," Cyber Orient Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East and Islamic World Vol. 13, Iss.1, 2019, pp. 43-61.
“Ev-Ent-Anglement: Reflexively Extending Engagement By Way of Technology” (co-authored with Alex Juhasz and Brian Getnick) in Bodies of Information: Feminist Debates in Digital Humanities, Eds. Liz Losh and Jacqueline Wernimont, 2017.