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
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.
PlantStudio Botanical Illustration Software
draws 3D pictures of herbaceous (non-tree) plants such as wildflowers and herbs
using a parameterized simulation model.
The StoryHarp Audioventure Authoring System
supports interactive fiction development and conversational storytelling.
You can now use it from your browser.
Our old main page for archival purposes is here.
- Cynthia has been consulting and doing research in the field of narrative and complexity in communities and organizations.
Her consulting web site lists some of the
projects she's worked on, and she has written a book called
Working with Stories.
You can contact Cynthia at cfkurtz at kurtz-fernhout.com .
Including "Cynthia" in the body of the email will help bring it to her attention.
- As shown on Paul's personal website,
he is interested in a wide variety of topics including post-scarcity economics, sustainability, space habitats, F/OSS issues, and programming.
You can contact Paul at pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com .
Including "Paul" in the body of the email will help bring it to his attention.