Paul Fernhout and Cynthia Kurtz are a husband and wife team who do research, programming and writing.

In 1998 we released three pieces of educational software which are still available for free download. You can also read about the history of these pieces of software.

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The Garden with Insight garden simulator is an educational simulation that helps you learn about the science behind gardening by playing with an open-ended simulation of a simple virtual garden. Full source code is available.

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PlantStudio Botanical Illustration Software draws 3D pictures of herbaceous (non-tree) plants such as wildflowers and herbs using a parameterized simulation model.

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The StoryHarp Audioventure Authoring System supports interactive fiction development and conversational storytelling. You can now use it from your browser.

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Our old main page for archival purposes is here.