In September 2021, I officially embarked on my academic endeavor, joining as a research assistant in the SNF-funded “Interactive Narration” project at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Simultaneously, I began my journey as a PhD candidate at the University of West of England (UWE), engaging in a practice-based PhD program.

Below is a chronologically ordered list of my accomplishments throughout this journey. While comprehensive, it doesn’t encompass everything, such as my extensive reading, ongoing blog writing, and the numerous insightful discussions I’ve had – and continue to have – with experts in the field. The list starts with the most recent achievements.

Mobile Studies Congress 2023, Hangzhou, CN
paper presentation

The Korsakowian Approach – A Metamodern Method?

This talk explores the “korsakowian approach” in interactive documentary creation and its potential connection to metamodernism. It suggests that this approach encourages exploring ideas from multiple perspectives without forming fixed opinions, akin to scientific inquiry. The talk raises questions about the impact of using generative computer-based tools on thought processes, especially in the realm of social media. It raises the question how this approach might shape thinking in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

HSLU Retrait, Maderanertal, Silenen, CH

Korsakow Experiment II

The audience is invited to navigate through this presentation of smallest narrative units created by Florian Krautkrämer, Vanessa Zallot, Tobias Conradi, and myself using laser pointers. The presentation delves into key concepts of interactive documentary, featuring a blend of live spoken text and prepared videos. The Korsakow Experiment II draws inspiration from the Korsakow Word Experiment I, which took place in March of the same year in Lucerne.

Uni Hamburg, DE

Life according to Korsakow @ UH

Invited by Jasmin Kermanchi I give a talk highlighting the origins and objectives of Korsakow, with a particular focus on the production process of Planet Galata a film created in both linear and Korsakow formats for ARTE/ZDF.

2023-06 – ongoing
Collaborative Korsakow Project

AMP – Adrian Miles Project

Franziska Weidle conducted several hours of interviews with Adrian Miles, an Australian scholar who passed away in 2018, for her doctoral thesis. Adrian Miles was renowned for his significant contributions to digital media and documentary, and he had extensively engaged with Korsakow, often sharing his insights on it, including in his discussions with Franziska Weidle. Franziska and I started this collaborative project with Hannah Brasier and Kim Munro, both of whom completed their PhDs under Miles. The project aims to reinterpret Miles’ ideas through the medium of a Korsakow film. This project is currently in progress. The Korsakow film provided in the link below represents its present stage.

UWE, Bristol, UK

Progress Review (RD2)

The Progress Review is one of the milestones of my PhD research degree

From the UWE handbook:

  • To demonstrate that the postgraduate researcher (PGR) is continuing to make satisfactory progress with their project, and is on track to complete and submit their work for final assessment on time.
  • To provide formative feedback to the PGR to support ongoing progress, and identify and agree appropriate targets for the next stage of the project.

2023-05-01 to 2023-06-09
HSLU, Luzern, CH

Colabor 2023

In an intensive six-week module at HSLU, groups of students collaborated to create three long form Korsakow films, integrating a broad concept of documentary filmmaking with internet possibilities. They prioritized multiperspective approaches over individual authorship, acquiring technical skills and benefiting from a comprehensive introduction to theory and analysis. Instructors included experienced practitioners Carmen Losmann and Florian Thalhofer, known for their work in documentary and interactive film. These projects were part of a research effort in interactive documentary filmmaking, complementing their learning journey.

Lecturers: Florian Krautkrämer (module leader), Carmen Losmann, Florian Thalhofer, Vanessa Zallot, Tobias Conradi.

2023-05 to 2023-10
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT

Consulting for PhD project

Arianna Mencaroni is a PhD candidate at UT Austin/ Portugal CoLab and FCSH/Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her doctoral project involves the creation of a Korsakow film. From May to October 2023, we held eight advisory sessions where I provided guidance on this project.

University of the Arts, Berlin, DE

Life According to Korsakow @ UdK

One-day workshop at the University of the Arts Berlin, during which I presented Korsakow, its philosophy, and its practical application. Together with the students we collaboratively created a Korsakow film.


What is a plant? – A ChatGPT experiment

If you want to understand the world (better), you can start anywhere. But where do I start? I look out of the window. Where the window is is not important, but cool fact, it’s on Crete. A plant in front of the window. You can start anywhere. What is a plant? I ask chatGTP. ChatGTP answers and I ask again. Twelve times. The result: a little Korsakow film.

Hochschule Offenburg, DE

Life according to Korsakow @ HS Offenburg

I have been invited by Daniel Fetzner to discuss the origins and objectives of Korsakow at Hochschule Offenburg.

2023-03-17 & 18
HSLU, Luzern, CH
lead conference organization

Doing Interactive Documentary Conference

The conference “Doing Interactive Documentary – Looking at a Relational Practice” explored the production of interactive documentaries, considering the interplay between artistic and technical aspects. Attendees discussed the impact of technological innovations on creativity and potential challenges.

The event also examined interactive documentation as a research tool, investigating the role of databases and online formats in academic research and how they disrupt conventional documentation practices.

Furthermore, the conference focused on user interfaces and the decision-making spaces within interactive documentaries. This aspect emphasized the importance of users, their anticipated modes of interaction, and the interplay between production and reception.

HSLU, Luzern, CH
conducting a Korsakow-Experiment

Korsakow Word Experiment

In my practice-based PhD research, I’m exploring how intensive engagement in generative documentary practices affects individuals’ thinking, perception, and their way of being in the world. This inquiry was sparked by my own experiences and conversations with fellow practitioners at various events over the years, although I acknowledge that my data may be limited and biased.

I’m particularly interested in a specific form of relational practice known as “computational relation” within the context of interactive documentary filmmaking. This involves a more open-ended exploration of connections and patterns, rather than conveying a predetermined message.

During the “Doing Interactive Documentary – A Relational Practice” conference in Lucerne on March 17th and 18th, which I organized, I conducted an experiment involving experienced practitioners in this field – Alisa Lebow, Franziska Weidle, and Mike Robbins, along with myself as the facilitator. We aimed to uncover whether years of intensive involvement in “Doing Interactive Documentary” had shaped their thinking, perception, and worldview. The audience primarily consisted of invited scholars and practitioners in the interactive documentary field.

RAI Film Festival, Bristol UK
panel participation

The Polyphonic Documentary Project and Speculative Futures: a generative discussion

This round table will consist of an interactive dialogue on speculative futures between members of the Polyphonic Documentary Project. It will focus on our use of co-creational and multimodal methods to help shift our minds towards decolonised and more-than-human worlding practices.

With Judith Aston, Franziska Weidle, Daniel Fetzner, Karen Boswall, Bharath Ananthanarayana & me.

Watershed, Bristol, UK

Public Spaces Workshop

Dr. Abby Tabor and Dr. Judith Aston hosted a workshop at Watershed, Bristol, which aimed to explore the relationships that citizens had with public spaces. Their specific focus was on delving into the diverse nature of these relationships and how they informed reciprocal planetary and human health.

The workshop revolved around the theme of knowledge sharing and how it could be translated into action where necessary. To achieve this, interactive documentary techniques and open-source software tools were employed to ensure the integration of multiple perspectives throughout the day.

Prior to the workshop, participants were asked to record, using their phones, an interaction they typically had with public space. These recordings could take the form of a still image, an audio recording, or a video clip with a maximum duration of 30 seconds. These recorded materials were turned into a Korsakow-film by Florian Thalhofer.

Polyphonic Documentary Project



PolyMeet is a Korsakow film based on the recording of a gathering of the Polyphonic Documentary group that took place virtually on Oct 27th, 2022. In this meeting the members of the group from places all around the world expressed their feelings and thoughts about the video-clips that were received from the members of that very same group. Many of the members of that group had never met each other in person, nevertheless they shared a common interest and that was: polyphonic documentary, and that is, as I would describe it, the fascination of looking at the same *thing* from multiple angles simultaneously. PolyMeet was orchestrated by Florian Thalhofer.

YouTube Explainer

What is Korsakow?

10-minute video explaining what Korsakow is and how the software works in practice.

HSLU, Luzern, CH

Once I invented something – A Talk about Afforances

In this talk I reflect about the affordances of computers in when used in conjunction with media, and discuss how Korsakow, the software I developed, was constructed based on these affordances.

Visible Evidence Conference, Gdanks, PL

The Magic Of Not Wanting (in Interactive Documentary)

In this talk I argue that what is special about what I have come to call the ‘Korsakowian approach’ is – being able to create films that have no specific intention or opinion. They are made in such a way that they allow the viewer to take in perspectives and recognise aspects that would have been more easily hidden from the viewer in more traditional film formats.

European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, Bucharest, RO

Objectivity and neutral perspective in Documentary Practices

As a former interactive documentary maker and current practice-based PhD student, I present my perspective on the evolving nature of documentary-making in the context of digital media, specifically YouTube. The talk contrasts traditional journalism’s approach to objectivity with emerging trends in YouTube and interactive documentaries.

In this talk I advocate for a shift from traditional objective journalism to a more nuanced, complex, and subjective approach to documentary-making, as exemplified by interactive media and platforms like YouTube. This approach, I argue, better represents the multifaceted nature of reality and fosters a more tolerant and understanding society.

2022-06-08 to 10
IFM Conference, Toronto, CA
two day-workshop
creating two Korsakow films

Us – A Korsakow Experiment

The workshop comprised two parts. In the initial session, attendees were encouraged to film anything they found significant in their surroundings. These recordings were then compiled to produce a collaborative Korsakow film.

We look at us. We put our attention at ourselves. We will do that in a very playful way, we will do that in a fun way. We play. This is a game. This is a game, and as all good games, this is also an experiment, and the goal it is, to identify our common feeling, or more specific the polyphony of feelings that sound together.

This experiment was an iteration of an experiment, that took place within an experiment that was done within the [polyphonic documentary project] convened by [Judith Aston] and [Stefano Odorico].

I-Docs Conference, Bristol, UK

Mono- and multi-perspectivity according to Jan

Sign for Mono- and Multiperspectivity (according to Jan)

As a newly minted practice-based PhD student and part of a research team at HSLU in Lucerne, I share my experiences transitioning from an artist to a scholar. Struggling with scholarly writing, I decide to share a fictional narrative about “Jan” to explore a concept I am grappling with.

I use Jan’s story as a metaphor to explore the complexities of perspective and communication, seeking insights from the audience on these concepts and their applicability in understanding and interacting with different types of thinkers.

2022-04-20 to 2021-06-07
HSLU, Luzern, CH


In this intensive seven-week module at HSLU, groups of students collaborated to create six long form Korsakow films, integrating a broad concept of documentary filmmaking with internet possibilities. They prioritized multiperspective approaches over individual authorship, acquiring technical skills and benefiting from a comprehensive introduction to theory and analysis. These projects were part of a research effort in interactive filmmaking, complementing their learning journey.

Lecturers: Florian Krautkrämer (module leader), Florian Thalhofer, Vanessa Zallot, Tobias Conradi.

Six Korsakow films were produced in this module:

UWE, Bristol, UK

Registration of the research project (RD1)

The RD1 is one of the milestones of my PhD research degree

From the UWE handbook:

  • To demonstrate that the project proposed by the Postgraduate Researcher (PGR), including the methodology that will be used, together with the research governance and supervision arrangements which are in place, are appropriate and viable for study at Doctoral/MPhil level;
  • To demonstrate that the PGR has a clear understanding of the scope of their responsibilities for the design and distinctive nature of their own research and its execution, and for their ongoing personal development as a researcher;
  • PGRs must gain RD1 approval from the Faculty Research Degrees Committee (FRDC) to be able to continue with their research degree.

Polyphonic Documentary Project, UK
Korsakow film


I provided guidance to the Polyphonic Documentary Project on the development of a collaborative Korsakow film. This film was to be crafted from video contributions made by 25 scholars and creators of interactive documentaries globally, including individuals from countries like India, Australia, Canada, the USA, Turkey, Malta, Germany, and the UK. We invited these participants to join in this collaborative effort by submitting 3-5 brief video clips, each describing their personal interpretation of polyphony.

Visible Evidence, Frankfurt am Main, DE
panel discussion

Interactive Documentary: Polyphony, Evolving Literacies and Database Aesthetics

This workshop was been designed to explore the evolving literacies of interactive documentaries (i-docs) and to ask what a polyphonic and multi-perspectival approach can offer to this ongoing discussion. I am part off the panel together with Judith Aston, Stefano Odorico, Franziska Weidle, Ersan Ocak and Kathleen M. Ryan

Digital Documentary Practice, Universität Bayreuth, DE

My Favorite Interactive Documentaries Are The Ones I Made Myself or In Search Of The Author

Anna Wiehl invited me to give a talk in the lectures series “Digital documentary practices – Topical paradigm shifts in negotiating ‚the Real‘” at the University of Bayreuth . I am honored and excited and created an almost brand-new talk looking at people thinking and breathing YouTube. How does the way YouTube changes the thinking of people ‚who take YouTube serious‘ compare to how Korsakow changed my thinking? I argue that there are many parallels.

2021-04-20 to 2021-06-11
HSLU, Luzern, CH


In this intensive eight-week module at HSLU, groups of students collaborated to create four long form Korsakow films, integrating a broad concept of documentary filmmaking with internet possibilities. They prioritized multiperspective approaches over individual authorship, acquiring technical skills and benefiting from a comprehensive introduction to theory and analysis. Instructors included experienced practitioners Carmen Losmann and Florian Thalhofer, known for their work in documentary and interactive film. These projects were part of a research effort in interactive documentary filmmaking, complementing their learning journey.

Lecturers: Florian Krautkrämer (module leader), Carmen Losmann, Florian Thalhofer, Tobias Conradi.

Four Korsakow films were produced in this module:

{ Florian | 15.01.24 }

Jim Avignon and Florian Thalhofer developed an interactive music performance with projections, bells and whistles in 2003. Every now and then we perform this 2003 technology event. Nun ist es mal wieder soweit:

April 11, 2019 @ im Museum für Kommunikation, Frankfurt

{ Florian | 29.04.19 }

At Leeds Trinity University, as part of the Leeds Digital Festival 2019, Florian Thalhofer will be running a workshop on Korsakow filmmaking. The workshop will be composed of an introduction to the philosophy of Korsakow, a showcase of projects and a practical session on the software. The workshop is open to everyone.

Thu, 2 May 2019
13:00 – 16:00 BST

More information

{ Florian | 29.04.19 }

Codonaut – ein neuer Korsakow-Film über AI

AI, KI, Künstlichen Intelligenz ist ein Thema, das unsere Zukunft prägen wird. Wir haben uns aufgemacht, um mit Menschen zu sprechen, die direkt mit KI in Berührung sind. Sie vertreten jeweils ihre eigene Sichtweise auf das Thema – vom philosophischen Ansatz des Richard David Precht über den Geschäftsführer einer Roboterfirma, der mit künstlicher Intelligenz die Rentenlücke schließen will, bis zur Chief Compliance Officer der Telekom, die ihrem Unternehmen als eines der ersten überhaupt ethische Richtlinien für künstliche Intelligenz gegeben hat.

Vor einigen Monaten haben wir – der Medienkünstler Florian Thalhofer, der Filmemacher Felix Pauschinger, der Journalist Stefan Westphal und der Komponist Monty Ryan – dieses Non-Profit-Projekt begonnen. Unser Ziel ist es, eine digitale Darstellungsform für journalistische oder dokumentarische Inhalte zu entwickeln, die es den Nutzern ermöglicht, sich auf eigenem Weg komplexe Inhalte zu erschließen, zu verstehen, und damit zur Grundlage des eigenen Denkens zu machen. Food for the brain.

Herausgekommen ist das Konzept der Neural Network Narrative – eine Darstellungsform, die ein Thema in viele kleine Einzelteile (Neuronen) zerlegt, und diese wiederum wie ein neuronales Netzwerk kontextabhängig miteinander verbindet.


Wie es funktioniert, wie es sich anfühlt, und warum wir glauben, dass digitaler Journalismus neue Darstellungsformen wie die der Neural Network Narrative braucht, wollen wir bei der Release Party demonstrieren und diskutieren.

Codonaut Release – Party
5. April 2019
19.30 – 22.00 Uhr 
@Mindspace, Skalitzer Str. 104, 10997 Berlin

{ Florian | 26.03.19 }

On short notice I was invited to deliver the opening talk atDocmedia – Exploring docmedia production through the lens of web-based and virtual reality technology at Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. I took the chance to write a new talk: HOW TO CREATE REALITY is also published on my blog.


{ Florian | 24.06.18 }

I am guest via Skype @ Journalistischem Seminar @ Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, we discuss Forgotten Flags & Korsakow


{ Florian | 10.05.18 }

It is an experiment to find like-minded people for maybe collaborate on a project in summer. We use the platform Meetup to organize these events. This is our first meeting. We are 6 people.

We watch Forgotten Flags, discuss, drink beer. More meetings are planned.


{ Florian | 26.04.18 }

Keynote talk @ Thinking Through Complexity conference @ Universität in Bayreuth.


My first trip with the motorcycle this year.

{ Florian | 06.04.18 }

Screening of 13terStock @ Focke Museum, Bremen

Together with Kolja Mensing.


{ Florian | 09.02.18 }

Screening of Forgotten Flags @ Michael Knoll, Berlin


{ Florian | 09.02.18 }

Screening of Planet Galata @ Michael Knoll, Berlin


{ Florian | 08.12.17 }

Exactly 10 years ago I travelled on a BMW motorcycle through the heartland of the USA for 45 days. Everyday I did an interview with an American, to find out how they tick. I revisit the 1000stories (or at least parts of it). 

Darren #1000STORIES #USA


{ Florian | 01.10.17 }

Workshop at TRT International Documentary Awards

more about this trip

{ Florian | 15.05.17 }

Istanbul University

more about this trip

{ Florian | 10.05.17 }

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Institut für Kulturanthropologie / Europäische Ethnologie

{ Florian | 03.02.17 }

Lab22 conference


{ Florian | 19.11.16 }


COPY COPY CLUB in Mexico City

Goethe-Institut, Mexico City, Mexico

{ Florian | 15.11.16 }

– Die Art wie wir Geschichten Erzählen


(this podcast is in German)

Wie uns die Art, wie wir Geschichten erzählen blind macht, für die Welt. Ein Vortrag, den Florian Thalhofer am 11. Oktober 2016 anläßlich der #DKT16 in der Humboldt Universität in Berlin hielt. 

Music by Jim Avignon / Neoangin and Ilja Pollach, Cologne.

{ Florian | 11.10.16 }

Cinemateca National, Bogota

with Arnau Gifreu Castells

{ Florian | 21.09.16 }

Laboratorio Audiovisual Interactivo, LAB A.I.
Cali, Colombia

16.09.2016 – 17.09.2016

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01.07.2016 – 03.07.2016
Korsakow Institut, Berlin

{ Florian | 01.07.16 }

FH St. Pölten

{ Florian | 03.05.16 }


Workshop at Universität Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.

06.05.2016 -> More Info

{ Florian | 02.05.16 }

UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
30.03.2016 – 07.04.2016

{ Florian | 30.03.16 }

This is be the second time I have the honor to speak at i-Docs symposium in Bristol. The last time was a couple of years ago, shortly after I had finished Planet Galata, with is a (normal to me) Korsakow film but also a linear version, that was made to be screened on ARTE television. In Bristol I reported under shock how insane it is, to construct a linear documentary, and that the result of such attempt should not be named documentary but what it is: fairy tale.

This talk was very important for me. It started to take me on a thinking process, a journey that I have been on for the last couple of years. I will try to formulate as clear as I can, what I found so far on this trip: The way we tell stories.

Wed, March, 2nd, 15:45, Bristol

Talk + Discussion with JUDITH ASTON and MARIA GEMAYEL.

Short abstract of my talk.

{ Florian | 27.02.16 }

Life According To Korsakow
– Stories Make Life

This episode is in English.

Episode II is about story telling. How stories shape out lifes, what Florian found in Egypt and the influence of the Hollywood format.

Music by Jim Avignon / Neoangin and Ilja Pollach, Cologne.


{ Florian | 19.01.16 }

Life According To Korsakow
– Bilder und Realitäten


Life According To Korsakow is the title of  series of podcasts that we plan to put out on a non-regular basis. It explores Korsakow-Thinking.

The first issue is titled “Life According To Korsakow – Bilder und Realitäten” (This podcast is in German).

{ Florian | 01.12.15 }

2015-11 small world

Small World is runs again on modern computers!

Small World was first released in 1997 and became a classic digital narrative. In many ways it is the mother (or father?) of Korsakow. It uses many of the principles that were used in Korsakow, later. 54 little stories on what it is like to grow up in a small town. It features Schwandorf, a place in provincial Bavaria, where I happened to be born. (I was actually not really born in Schwandorf, but that is a whole other story).

Free download for PC or MAC in German or English, text translated by Liza Stewart and Douglas Heingartner with the voice of my brother Christof.

{ Florian | 04.11.15 }

2015-10-23 Frankfurt

Four young directors from East-European countries where competing for prize-money to realize their documentary film projects. They pitched their projects in Frankfurt on Sept. 22, 2015. I was member of the jury. The award ceremony took place in the very red screening room of the Filmmuseum Frankfurt. The first price (8.000 €) went to Maria Stoianova from Kiew.

{ Florian | 24.10.15 }

2015-09-18 Cluj Jim
At CLUJOTRONIC an Electro Arts and Games Festival in Cluj, Romania I had the pleasure to do a interactive show with my good friend Jim and his band Neoangin.
Sep. 18, 2015


2015-09-19 Cluj Talk
One day later I gave a talk about Korsakow at the same venue. There were actually people in the audience. The picture was taken before the talk.
Sep. 19, 2015

{ Florian | 15.10.15 }


2015-09-01 Belarus

Aug 27 – 31 I was invited to Minsk to give a workshop for documentary filmmakers. This workshop was part of a series of four workshops that took place in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The two best projects of each workshop are invited to Fankfurt to pitch their projects in October.

{ Florian | 03.09.15 }

2015-05-27 DocsBarcelona

Talk about Korsakow and its philosophy at DocsBarcelona 2015.


{ Florian | 30.05.15 }


It was my Fiat’s last journey and being an Italian car, I thought it would be neat for it to do its last trip to the country were it originated from. Well, the car did not make it, in Austria it gave up. It was towed back to Germany and the Meister at the Fiat Fachwerkstatt told us that it would not even be worth changing the oil, not talking about fixing whatever was broken. He was so kind to give us 50 € for it, which was pretty much the value of the gas in the car. No car no more.

So we arrived with a delay at Schloss Goldrain, the wonderful location for this years start of the EsoDoc sessions, where film professionals and journalists from all over Europe develop their documentary projects. My wife Elissavet accompanied me and she had a job there as well. More about that later. My job was to offer people new ways of looking at narration. This is my speciality, of course, and I enjoyed myself a lot talking about the philosophy of Korsakow. Will I get ever tired of it?


Apart from my lectures I also had the pleasure to work with participants on their projects is group-sessions, that were called think tanks. Well I don’t like tanks, but I love thinking! The participants were amazing, amazing, amazing, so I learned a lot! I also learned a lot from the other lecturers, among them Raimo Lång from Finland, I got to know him the first time and I will never forget the conversation we had late at night at the wine cellar. After an intense day we were dead tired but could not stop discussing narration.


Elissavet practiced some of her (what I sometimes call ‘witch craft’ and she calls – ) bodywork with participants of the workshop. It was a game between us, when I had to guess, with whom she had worked during the day. You could easily notice that, because of the people’s bright eyes and ideas. Sometimes I steal some of her tricks when I advice people on their projects. I can’t stop being surprised on the results.

This was a very intense week, with sessions starting in the morning and going till night. At the party at end of the week everybody was dancing wildly. 20 people from 18 different countries. My happiest moment was when an old song came up that I always listend to on my walkman, when I was 16 or 17.
The Pixies: Where is my mind?

May 3 – 8, 2015

{ Florian | 10.05.15 }

Checkpoint Netzdoku is a regular meeting of makers of webdocs. I have the pleasure to introduce Korsakow there.

April, 23 19h at Betahaus Berlin-Kreuzberg.

More info

{ Florian | 16.04.15 }

2015-04-15 Dessau

April 15, 2015 – 17:00h – Hochschule Anhalt, Dessau

30 minutes GELD.GR and 30 minutes Korsakow. How should we tell stories?

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{ Florian | 17.03.15 }


December 4, 2014

1-day-workshop for students at Universidade Lusófona, in Lisboa.

{ Florian | 05.12.14 }

Just returned from a short trip to Brighton. I was invited by Crossover Labs and Sheffield Doc/Fest to give a one-day Korsakow workshop at the Lighthouse. The Crossover Labs guys had the brilliant idea to do a series of workshops with the leading softwares for creating interactive films. I am happy to see Korsakow among these softwares, with its unique angle. Before explaining the software, I talked quite a bit about the philosophy behind Korsakow, in contrast to the hyper linear approach of story telling in linear film and the multi linear approach of most other nonlinear story telling softwares. I made use of the combined brain-power of the workshop’s participants to understand what a story is. For quite a while I am now struggling with the question if a Korsakow film is a “story” at all. The phenomenon of a Korsakow film is for sure a narration. But is it a story?


{ Florian | 01.12.14 }


It was the second time that I was invited to deliver a TSCHK! TALK. TSCHK! TAKLS have a long tradition, they take place at a very secret bar at the heart of the center of the still cool Berlin. I was quite a bit nervous. For all of you, who have seen more than one of my talks, you might have noticed, that I always say the same. This time I wrote a completely new talk, with a lot of exciting new and complicated thoughts. Unfortunately I read it all from paper, because some of the thoughts were so new to me. It was a premiere and afterwards I had to a promise to my team of advisers, that I will never read a talk off paper again (at least outside of university).

Since then I gave that talk two more times and then off the top of my head and in English, and that was really fun! The 1st German version might have been a bit dry. But we fought that dryness at the end of the evening with Tequila.

The title of the talk: “Why we should stop telling stories”.

Nov. 27, 2014
La Lupita @ Kottbusser Tor


{ Florian | 29.11.14 }


November 11 – 14, 2014

Intensive 4-day Korsakow workshop for students at HSLU in Luzern. Very productive. Great school. Cool students. Results here.

{ Florian | 14.11.14 }