• Edward Keller

    Assoc Prof of Design Strategies & Dir of the Center for Transformative Media


    Director of the Center for Transformative Media at The New School, and Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design.  Designer, professor, writer, musician and multimedia artist.  Prior to joining Parsons, he taught at Columbia Univ. GSAPP [1998-2010] and SCIArc [2004-09].   With Carla Leitao he co-founded AUM Studio, an architecture and new media firm that has produced residential projects, competitions, and new media installations in Europe and the US.   His work and writing has appeared widely, in venues including Punctum, Praxis, ANY,  AD,  Arquine,  Leonardo Electronic Almanac,  Architecture,  Precis,  Wired,  Metropolis,  Assemblage, Ottagono, and Progressive Architecture.  He has spoken on architecture, film, technology and ecology internationally.  Current research seminars at Parsons include Post-Planetary Design  and The Radical Future of Guitar.  Ed has been an avid rockclimber for over 30 years.

    Degrees Held:

    Columbia University, M.Arch, 1994
    Simon's Rock of Bard College, B.A., 1985

    Recent Publications:

    Post Planetary Futures [forthcoming] 2018
    CTM/Punctum imprint; editor: Ed Keller

    For Machine Use Only; "Half Sunk a Shattered Visage Lies..." essay 2016

    Critical Prison Design, “Doing Time” essay 2014

    __“Corpus Atomicus” essay

    TARP, Not Nature, “On Architecture’s Use and Abuse of [Models of] Life” 2012
    eVolo_05: Architecture Xenoculture, E. Keller interview 2012

    Leper Creativity: Cyclonopedia Symposium 2011
    ___Punctum Books; editors: Ed Keller, Nicola Masciandaro, Eugene Thacker

    John Gerrard [monograph on artist], “Ruin Time” essay 2011
    Pulsation,“...We Found More Than One...”essay co-authored with B.Bratton 2011
    Parsons re:D, “New Bodies: No Limits to Design?” 2011
    A+U 2010:05 #476: AUM Studio MAK competition 2010
    Ineffable, conference proceedings, “Speaking with the Alien” paper 2010
    Research Practice, symposium proceedings, “By the Bootstraps” paper 2009



    Research Interests:

    biopolitics, emerging technology, film and media theory, architecture, design criticism, design research, social media, transdisciplinary design

    Current Courses:

    Independent Study (Fall 2019)

    Post-Planetary Design (Fall 2019)

    Soundscape and Score (Fall 2019)