Osman Koç is a creative technologist and artist who employs creative coding, physical computing, and digital fabrication to craft works that dwell at the confluence of art, science, and technology. He assembles audio-visual performances, responsive, immersive environments, and interactive installations, incorporating a range of sensors and display technologies. Osman develops custom software to visualize behaviors and movement patterns inspired by natural sciences. His various forms of interactivity and public participation foster playful and engaging experiences, promoting cooperation and exploration. His visuals, abstract in nature, aim to strike a balance between familiarity to invoke recognition and alienness to stimulate interpretation.
In addition to his remarkable portfolio, Osman is a committed maker and educator. He co-founded Iskele47, Istanbul's first makerspace, and played a key role in organizing the Maker Faire Istanbul. He has taught classes on creative coding and physical interaction design at HBKSaar in Germany and Yeditepe University in Turkey, and has conducted numerous workshops on creative technology. Osman is a co-founder of the audio-visual trio, NOS Visuals, a member of Epitome, a collective dedicated to parametric architecture, and a generous supporter of the Noisebridge hackerspace.
Osman's works have been exhibited at the Exploratorium, Gray Area, Ars Electronica, Signal Festival, TodaysArt Festival, Carnegie Museum of Arts, Computer History Museum, Daejeon Museum of Art, and National Museum of China. He has also lent his expertise as a creative technologist to numerous projects for multinational brands, including Unity3D, Adidas, IBM, HP, Salesforce, Capital One, and Microsoft.