Michael is the senior researcher and designer of immersive experiences at Koç University's KARMA Lab, where he studies user experiences in social and collaborative virtual platforms. He is a leader within the global XR Crowd community, wherein he organizes the ZeroEvent series of multiuser XR platform explorations. In this role, he facilitates the adoption of established & emerging XR platforms for diverse use cases and disseminates practical knowledge to utilize them effectively.
In addition to his work with multiuser platforms, he also develops immersive applications in the field of cultural heritage through his Raptor Dance Studios, and consults artists looking to create in immersive mediums & institutions considering digital transformation initiatives that incorporate these mediums. He works to increase the capacity of local creators in Turkey and to raise awareness of their talents on the global stage.