Osman Koç is a creative technologist and artist who uses technology as a medium for expression and means by which to dissolve the perceived barriers between stage and audience. Directed by his curiosities, Koç’s works touch many numerous fields including cybernetics, artificial intelligence, biosensors, kinetic sculptures, reactive lighting, audiovisual performances and games with alternative physical controllers.
Koç is a co-founder of NOS Visuals. Using software written by Koç, NOS Visuals enables visual imagery to be directly affected by sound. It subsequently becomes an instrument through real-time manipulation capabilities, allowing for artistic interpretation and improvisation. The result is a mindfully designed collaborative audiovisual experience that is immersive and site-specific, prompting a paradigm shift in live performance engagement.
In 2014, Osman co-founded Iskele47, a multidisciplinary design hub and makerspace in Istanbul, where he experimented, prototyped, taught, consulted, collaborated, created and played. He is now based in San Francisco, CA.