Totem was created by TKOH
with generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight News Challenge.

TKOH, the creative studio of Tom Gerhardt, Kacie Kinzer and Caroline Oh, uses technology and design to give shape and meaning to the human experience—enabling people to learn, play, share, connect, and engage with each other and the everyday world in authentic and enduring ways. Based in Austin and New York City, we are a multidisciplinary team of experienced interaction designers, technologists, makers, researchers, and storytellers that have been working together in one form or another since 2010. While we are well versed in creating both physical and digital projects—from museum exhibits to urban interventions, from physical products to iPhone apps—we are primarily interested in creating ideas that change culture and empower individuals and communities. We are lucky enough to be pursuing several of our own projects full time at the moment, but are always happy to hear from people who are creating awesome things, so please get in touch.