Nicolas Myers

Transgenic Bestiary

Transgenic Bestiary is a game that envisions the use of animal dna to discover biodiversity, understand taxonomy and create imaginary collections of virtual hybrids.

In order to create rich and complex creatures, the player has to mix species close enough in the tree of life. Combining unrelated species leads to unstable animals that will eventually die. Far from being fictional, many of the technologies and trends underlying this project already exist today. It only makes sense to use this vast amount of information for recreational purposes, to satisfy curiosity and let non specialist grasp and appropriate this bewildering biodiversity.