Salma Shamel is from Cairo, Egypt. She works with video, print and text and is currently based in New York City. She is now a doctoral student in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Salma did her BA in Media Design at the German University in Cairo, and her MA in Design Studies at Parsons The New School of Art and Design in New York. Her areas of interest include philosophical conceptions of archival technologies, history of science and technology, Arab media and art industries, and experimental video. She is a founding member of The Mosireen Media Collective.