Advisory Board

Edward J. Keller, M.Arch.

Edward J. Keller, M.Arch. is 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.
Ed is also 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.
He is a designer, professor, writer, musician, and multimedia artist. He taught design studios and seminars at Columbia University GSAPP from 1998 to 2010. During 2000–2001, he was acting director of Columbia GSAPP’s Advanced Architectural Design MS degree program. He has also taught at SCIArc, as founder and coordinator of the MediaSCAPES MDesR program, and as full-time faculty 2007–2009, FIU Miami (Cejas Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair), and has taught at UPenn, Pratt, RPI, and Bennington.
Since 1993 Ed has lectured on architecture, film, and digital media at institutions including The Bartlett, Harvard, Pratt, Princeton, Ramon Llull, Columbia University GSAPP, Parsons, UPenn, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Iowa State, Ohio State, and Rice.
His work and writing has appeared in ANY, AD, Arquine, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Architecture, Parpaings, Precis, Wired, Metropolis, Assemblage, Ottagono, and Progressive Architecture.
Ed earned his BA in Music at Simon’s Rock of Bard College in 1985. He earned his M.Arch. in Architecture, Architectural theory, Film theory at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in 1994.
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