In the five years between 2007 and 2012, the world will experience greater technological
advances in the mediascapes which form our everyday life than in the entire previous fifty
years of progress. MediaSCAPES is a response to these massive changes, an academic
platform defining a new paradigm in curriculum, research and design that critically responds
to contemporary technologies and emergent geopolitical systems. Founded and coordinated by
Ed Keller, MediaSCAPES leverages significant emerging relationships within technology,
software, media, film and game spaces to produce new content and ideas in a “thinktank R&D”
environment. The curriculum blends an intensive design studio culture with theory, research
and practice, preparing students for thought leadership in design, research and theory work
across the fields of new media, architecture, landscape, and digital film. A cutting edge
faculty drawn from academia and professional practice worldwide provides students with
training as well as a vital global network in both academic and professional contexts.

MediaSCAPES is a post-professional graduate program with a focus on media production
and theory in the context of today’s highly technologized cities, landscapes and architecture.

In 2007–08, faculty included Juan Azulay (SCIArc, Matter Management),
Ben Bratton (The Culture Industry, SCIArc), Jean-Michel Crettaz (SCIArc),
Manuel DeLanda (SCIArc, Pratt, Penn), Ed Keller (AUM Studio, SCIArc, Columbia GSAPP),
Mark David Hosale, Sanford Kwinter (Harvard), Nick Pisca (Gehry Technologies),
George Showman (Pratt), and Roland Snooks (Kokkugia, GSAPP, Penn).

Students graduate with a post professional Masters degree specializing in Media and Architecture.

For more information, contact the SCI-Arc Admissions Office on 213.613.2200 x320,