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OSX Yosemite

Dear Mac users: Please do NOT upgrade to OSX Yosemite just yet. We have identified an issue that prevents Korsakow from running, and we’re working on a fix. Thanks, Florian, Matt and Dave  xo

Korsakow in the Classroom: Karen Kocher

Korsakow in the Classroom is an ongoing series dedicated to sharing the stories and strategies of educators who have incorporated Korsakow into their teaching practice. This instalment focuses on Karen Kocher, Department of Radio, Television and Film at the University of Texas at Austin), who was kind enough to share her experience with integrating Korsakow into her […]

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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!)