"Metaplay" consisted of two rooms connected by a closed-circuit video feed. Krueger sat in one room as the artist, and when participants entered the gallery he could see them on his screen and would interact with them by drawing on a tablet. The participants could also see themselves projected onto the media screen in the gallery. The focus of "Metaplay" was on interaction between the participants and the media, and the artist and the media in their respective spaces.
Krueger could communicate with participants by writing words on the screen for them, or by drawing things on the participants like clothes and accessories. He could also do things like play tic tac toe with them. The most prominent discovery from this installation was that of virtual graffiti. Krueger could encourage the participants to move their hands through the air and then by following those movements on his tablet, he could make it seem as if the participants were drawing things on the screen out of thin air.
One of the things that make Krueger stand out in this period is that he emphasized the importance of the participants knowing exactly how they were supposed to interact with his exhibits and what reaction their actions would illicit.
Using the taxonomy for this exhibit the media was an actor, costume, prop, mirror, and set for the participants.
For Krueger the media was an actor and prop.