Laila Shereen Sakr – VJ Um Amel is a media artist whose prac­tices in­clude am­bi­ent vi­sual pro­jec­tion, live cin­ema per­for­mance, game de­sign, data­base de­sign, and in­no­v­a­tive re­search   In her live VJ per­for­mance ti­tled “A VJ Man­i­festo: Arab, Cy­borg, Mother,” she ex­plores the im­pli­ca­tions of jux­ta­pos­ing the iden­tity of “mother” and a techno-fem­i­nist con­struct of cy­borg within local and transna­tional ex­pres­sions of “Arab.”  Her re­search meth­ods un­cover pat­terns of re­cur­sive ac­tion in na­ture where mean­ing emerges from the real-time media mix­ing. In this pre­sen­ta­tion, she will demon­strate VJing as a re­search method­ol­ogy whereby one can cap­ture tem­po­ral spe­cific con­junc­tures such that oth­ers can wit­ness them.