Korsakow Blog

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 […]

The End: Death in Seven Colours

DAVID CLARK’s new Korsakow film The End: Death in Seven Colours is a labyrinthine and thoroughly absorbing exploration of the deaths of Alan Turing, Sigmund Freud, Princess Diana, Jim Morrison, Judy Garland, Walter Benjamin, and Marcel Duchamp. The deaths of these historic figures are examined through the prism a vast, encyclopedic media mash-up. The work […]

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The Next Level of Story

Korsakow is an open-source 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!)