Project Director - Natalie Bookchin

Game Design and Art Direction - Natalie Bookchin

Beta Version Game Design and Art Direction Collaborator - Jin Lee

Art, Animation and Interface Design - Cathy Davies

Programmer - Tim Gardner

XML Coding- Natalie Bookchin with assistance from Tim Gardner

Additional Project Management - the Staff at Creative Time

Concept - Natalie Bookchin


Text - Natalie Bookchin

Additional Text - Jin Lee

Sound and Music - Lem Jay Ignacio

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Beta Version Lead Programmer - Mark Allen

Beta Version Shockwave Programmer - Jerry Hamby

Beta Version Text Editor - Claire Barliant

Beta Version Production Assistance - Kevin McCarty, Michelle Sinigayan and Robert Clark

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Additional Text Editing - Calvin Forbes

Initial Pet Design - Heather Cassils and Cathy Davies

Game Consultant - Celia Pearce

Special Guest Artists' Mini-Games:

Clone-a-Phrase - Plagiarist aka. Amy Alexander

Speed Code - Davis & Davis, based on Speed Word Frank McAree, www.spellmaster.com

Dr Memory DNA Game - Carmin Karasic

Gene Genies Game - Tran, T. Kim-Trang and Karl Mihail of the Gene Genies

Field of Bees - Jeff Knowlton

debug - Anne-Marie Schleiner

The Giant SuperSalmon Eradication Game - Naomi Spellman

Patriot Gene - the Online Gamers Club discovered by Paul Vanouse

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Metapet is presented and commissioned by Creative Time


in association with Hamaca,and made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council Member Christine C. Quin, Materials for the Arts NYC Department of Sanitation/NYC Board of Education and MECAD/Media Center for Art and Design, Barcelona

With the financial assistance of the Jerome Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology, CalArts Faculty Development Fund Grant and the California Arts Council.

Very special thanks to Anne Pasternak and Carol Stakenas for initiating this project and for their unceasing commitment, support and trust through thick and thin, Rachel Stevens, Vardit Gross, Sarah Bacon and the rest of the staff at Creative Time, Hamaca, Hangar and Montse Badia, (a million thanks to) Amy Alexander for server space, support and Valencia crisis management, Mark Tribe and Rhizome for generously providing the use of their space and facilities, Karen Bookchin, Lisa Lee, Adele Horne and Gary Grundy for corporate anthropological reports, and to Jody Zellen, Isabelle Massu, Jenny Marketeu, Jackie Stevens, Jody Hughes, Marilyn and Bob Bookchin and Rob Lingelbach. Thanks also to Greta K. for expert eyebrow and tail wag modeling.

LA launch at MOCA was organized by artist/professor Christiane Robbins, AIM Executive Producer, sponsored by AIM III: Luna Park and CalArts, produced by Lisa Lee and Action Tank, with technical assistance by USC's Matrix Program for Digital Media. Thanks to Lisa Lee, Kevin McCarty, Chris Robbins, Scott Davis, Ming Ma, Lynn Hasty, Jody Hughes, Heather Cassils, Anne-Julie Raccoursier, Jackie Stevens, Adele Horne, Tran, T. Kim-Trang, Karl Mihail and the BFA 1 volunteers.