Advisory Council, Visiting Artist

Ed Keller

Ed Keller is a designer, professor, writer, musician and multimedia artist. 

He is is the Director of the Center for Transformative Media at The New School, and Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design in the School of Design Strategies. 

Professionally, he is a founder with Carla Leitao of AUM Studio, an award winning architecture and new media firm that has produced residential projects, competitions, and new media installations in Europe and the US. They have participated in urban design and architecture competitions including MAK Vertical Garden; Turku Finland; UIA Celebration of Cities (National Award); House for Andrei Tarkovsky (first prize) and Museum for Nam June Paik. They presented their installation 'Time Flow Control' at the 2004 Beijing Biennale NY Hotspot event.

ACADEMIC RESEARCH
Ed teaches graduate design studios and seminars exploring the connections between cinema, architecture, locative media, and digital game design.

He taught design studios and seminars at the Columbia Univ. GSAPP from 1998-2010. In 2000-01, he was acting director of Columbia GSAPP’s Advanced Architectural Design MS degree. He has also taught at SCIArc, as founder & coordinator of the MediaSCAPES MDesR program, and as fulltime faculty 2007-09; FIU Miami (Cejas Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair); and has taught at UPenn, Pratt, RPI, and Bennington. 

Since 1993 he has lectured on architecture, film and digital media at institutions including The Bartlett, Harvard, Pratt, Princeton, Univ. Ramon Llull, Columbia Univ. GSAPP, Parsons, UPenn, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Iowa State, Ohio State, and Rice. 

Chronomorphology: Active Time in Architecture, a survey of his graduate design studios at the Columbia GSAP, was published in 2004 by CBA. 

His work and writing has appeared in ANY, AD, Arquine, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Architecture, Parpaings, Precis, Wired, Metropolis, Assemblage, Ottagono, and Progressive Architecture.

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