Just Another Tool for Interactive Digital Storytelling?

A 1-Day Workshop on Korsakow
  • Ana Boa-Ventura
  • Helena Lopes
  • Inês Rodrigues
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6432)


Korsakow is an open source program that can be used to create nonlinear films following a structure whose foundation is heavily keyword-oriented. An intuitive interface design and a compelling story are key in creating interactive digital stories. We believe that Korsakow offers opportunities for the creation of intuitive interfaces. We also believe that the type of treatment of discrete (linear) stories offers opportunities for compelling interactive narratives.

With this in mind, we designed a workshop in which the participants create an interactive story, based on discrete movies that they will shoot on site and on keyword-based systems that they will design in creative ways. More than simply offering a context in which to explore the tool, we wanted to draw on the knowledge capital offered by the participants concerning other tools in this area.


interactive digital storytelling IDS Korsakow interactive fiction interactive narrative 


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    Wallace, J.: Call For Participation Database Narrative Archive: An International Symposium on Nonlinear Digital Storytelling,
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    Milam, D., El-Nasr, Seif, M., Wakkary, R.: A Study of Interactive Narrative from User’s Perspective. In: Furht, B. (ed.) Handbook of Multimedia for Digital Entertainment and Arts, pp. 653–681. Springer, New York (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Florian Thalhofer’s personal website, (retrieved July 28, 2010)
  4. 4.
    Korsakow official website, (retrieved August 6, 2010)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Boa-Ventura
    • 1
  • Helena Lopes
    • 2
  • Inês Rodrigues
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Media ShotsLisboaPortugal

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