Erdem was born in Istanbul, 1982, and won a scholarship to Istanbul Bilgi University, Management of Performing Arts department. His ongoing research investigates cybernetics, performing arts and technology.
In 2009 he founded Nerdworking, a network of engineers, designers, artists and coders brought together to collaborate on experimental and commercial projects. Nerdworking is a platform that provides a space for new experiments between humans, machines and code. Projects include brain controlled racing cars and monumental public art projects.