Karen Kocher has been working in interactive digital media since 1995. She has completed projects on a number of digital platforms, including CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, iPod and web. In addition to creating work, Ms. Kocher has been an avid follower of the developments in digital media that have allowed filmmakers to expand their reach and form. She created the first interactive digital storytelling course in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. She has taught many workshops as part of the UT Austin/Portugal co-lab and she guided her workshop participants in an exploration of the digital media tools such as Google Earth.