Nathan Koch

Coder | Artist | Musician | Chicagoan

I’m a coder, visualist, and musician living in Chicago, IL. I work at Cramer-Krasselt as a Creative Technologist, helping bring innovative ideas to new digital products.

I’m into technologies like Cinder, openFrameworks, and Processing, and love dabbling with cool stuff like Daniel Shiffman’s The Nature of Code which I recently spoke about at IDEO thanks to Chicago Art and Code Club.

Lately I’ve been getting more interested in hardware hacking with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. I’m very excited to be heading to Helsinki in April 2014 for CC4AV where I’ll be building a custom video synthesizer in openFrameworks. I’ll also be taking a series of workshops in hardware development, Arduino, and more at SXSWi this March.

I also have a long history with the Web, in front-end development especially, although I know my way around back-ends built on Ruby, Python, Node.js, and PHP as needed.

I have an even longer history in electronic music. I make dub and ambient techno (and accompanying dynamic/programmatic live visuals) as OVC and melodic electronica as Emulsion

I live in Chicago’s Logan Square and love it.