Chris Korda

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Chris Korda
Born 1962
New York
Nationality American
Education Hammonasset School
Occupation Musician, Performance Artist, Activist, Inventor of music software
Known for Founder of the Church of Euthanasia with Robert Kimberk, Musical act: Chris Korda and the Church of Euthanasia
Parent(s) Michael Korda and Carolyn Keese

Chris Korda (born 1962)[1] is a US antinatalist activist,[2] techno musician and software developer, and leader of the Church of Euthanasia.[3] Korda is a transgender vegan[4] and the great-niece of Hungarian-born film magnate Sir Alexander Korda, who was very prominent in the British film industry, as he was the founder of London Films and the owner of British Lion Films. Korda is the only child of prominent writer and novelist Michael Korda, former editor-in-chief at Simon & Schuster in New York.[5] She is a graduate of the Hammonasset School.

Unabomber for President[edit]

In 1995, Korda, together with Lydia Eccles, launched the campaign Unabomber for President.[6] It took the overt form of a political action committee, Unabomber Political Action Committee (UNAPACK).[6] "Unapack (...) completely endorses the ideas in the 35,000-word screed against society the government may try to prove Kaczynski wrote."[7]

Developer of software[edit]

Korda developed software for the world's first color 3D printer in 2004.[8]

Korda created in 2005 the VJ software Whorld, an open-source visualizer that utilizes math in order to create psychedelic animation and artwork.[9]

In 2006, Korda released FFRend, a "Parallel-processing renderer for Freeframe V1 video effect plugins".[10][11]

In 2008, Korda designed Fractice, a fractal renderer.[12]

Music Software Inventor[edit]

Korda is also an inventor of music software, such as Waveshop (2013), a bit-perfect lossless free audio editor, reviewed in several websites.[13][14][15]

She is also the creator of ChordEase (2014). This is a free software that is compatible with any MIDI instrument and essentially it makes notes easier to play. ChordEase was presented at the music and technology conference in 2015.[16]

Music career[edit]

As an electronic/techno musician, Korda released two LPs and six singles and EPs.[17] Korda toured Europe with her album "Man of the Future",[18] released in 2003 by the German electronic music record label International Deejay Gigolo Records. Korda has toured worldwide, using her own software to perform live, including the Sonar music festival in Barcelona 2001.[19]



  • 1999: Six Billion Humans Can't Be Wrong (DJ Mix; as Chris Korda & The Church Of Euthanasia; International DeeJay Gigolo Records)
  • 2003: The Man Of The Future (International Deejay Gigolo Records)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • 1993: Save The Planet, Kill Yourself (Kevorkian Records)
  • 1997: Save The Planet, Kill Yourself (Re-Release, International Deejay Gigolos)
  • 1998: Sex Is Good (International Deejay Gigolos)
  • 2002: I Like To Watch (Null Records)
  • 2002: When It Rains EP (International Deejay Gigolos)
  • 2003: The Man Of The Future (International Deejay Gigolos)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Broder, Von; M, Henryk. (1996) Der Spiegel, Macht Liebe, nicht Babies, English translation.
  2. ^ Wired Magazine, issue 4.11, November 1996
  3. ^ Potts, Grant. (2005) "Church of Euthanasia". In The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, ed. by Bron Taylor, pp. 384–85. London & New York: Continuum International.
  4. ^ Lallanilla, Marc. (2008) LiveScience, 5 Odd Religions Coming to a Statehouse Near You.
  5. ^ Michael Korda: Legendary Publisher and Editor, New York Times Best-Selling Author.
  6. ^ a b "They Call It Luddite Love". The New York Times. 1996-09-15. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  7. ^ Winokur, Scott. (1996) San Francisco Chronicle, The "Unabomber for President' campaign.
  8. ^ Patents by Chris Korda
  9. ^ (2009), Whorld.
  10. ^ (2008) FreeFrame, FFRend.
  11. ^ (2012) Windows 7 Download, FFRend
  12. ^ Campbell, Marc. (2010) Dangerous Minds, Extremely deep zoom into the Mandelbrot set: Infinitely psychedelic.
  13. ^ The Windows Club.
  14. ^ Hectic Geek.
  15. ^ Beta News.
  16. ^ NIME.
  17. ^ Chris Korda discography at Discogs.
  18. ^ Kedves, Jan. (2003) Intro, The Man Of The Future: Chris Korda.
  19. ^ Sonar 2001: Londres oculto, eutanasia, ruidismo, rayos musicales y pianistas atípicos.