collective collective

The collective consists of Laila Shereen, Pablo de Soto, Oliver Lerone Schultz & Adnan Hadzi.

Laila Shereen Sakr, known by her moniker, VJ Um Amel, is an Egyptian-American digital media heorist and artist. She is the founder of the digital lab, R-Shief, Inc. Laila holds holds an M.F.A. in Digital Arts and New Media from University of California, Santa Cruz, an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, and a PhD in Media Arts + Practice at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.

Pablo de Soto holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Pablo is cop-founder of, a team of lab architects, programmers and artists, investigating theoretically and practically in emerging areas, such as architecture, electronic flows and social networks. Pablo is currently doing his PhD at the School of Communication at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ivana Bentes.

Oliver Lerone Schultz is doing post-media research in transversal contexts.Oliver studied Philosophy, History of Science + ethnography in Berlin, extended by studies in Cognitive Science and Political Economy of Industrial Societies in Berkeley. Oliver was active in several media-activist projects + curational work, like laborB and globale-Filmfestival, among others. Until recently at the Centre for Digital Cultures, where among other things he co-initiated the Post-Media Lab.

Adnan Hadzi is a UK-Swiss based researcher, filmmaker and artist. Adnan undertook his practice-based PhD on “FLOSSTV - Free, Libre, Open Source Software (FLOSS) within participatory 'TV hacking' Media and Arts Practices” at Goldsmiths, University of London. Adnan's research focuses on the influence of digitalisation in media art, as well as the author's rights in relation to collective authorship.



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