Korsakow Blog

KORSAKOW6 is coming!

Dave Reisch, the brave programmer of Korsakow spent a whole month in Berlin this summer. He finished his work on Korsakow 6. We now say ‘good bye’ to Flash and ‘hello’ to html5. This is so cool, I am very excited about this step. Korsakow might still look the same, but it is a whole […]

A Letter from Matt

Dear Korsakow community, After eight years working very closely with my friend and collaborator Florian Thalhofer, and our endlessly committed programmer David Reisch, I have decided to step down from the Korsakow project to concentrate on other research avenues. It’s been an amazing ride, from our complete redesign of the software in 2008/2009, to the […]

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The Next Level of Story

Korsakow is an application for creating web docs and other kinds of nonlinear, interactive narratives. It requires no programming expertise at all, and is available for Windows and Mac. Try it now!
Korsakow was invented in 2000 by filmmaker Florian Thalhofer and has since been used all over the world to make hundreds of outstanding database narratives like this, this and this.

More Films to Check Out

Drop in to our Showcase to see lots more Korsakow films from makers around the world.

The Korsakow Team

Florian Thalhofer (chief visionary and co-director); Matt Soar (co-director); Monika Kin Gagnon (support and direction); Dave Reisch (chief programmer); Myriam Rafla (coordinator and outreach); Phoenix Toews (programmer); Abram 'Aphid' Stern (programmer). Korsakow development has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2011-2014) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (2007-2011). Special recognition is due to Stuart Thiel for strategic direction during redevelopment, and to Gabriel Gosselin for superb technical and web support.


The Melbourne Korsakow Interest Group (mKIG) is a small but active group of makers and debaters, founded by Adrian Miles (RMIT). Follow their conversations here. (If you've also got a regular Korsakow thing going on, please let us know. We'll add you to the site, and send you some pins!)