Teknolust 2

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Safwan Elkhatib

Graduate Research Fellow, University of Nebraska Medical Center


Kacie Baum

Outreach Coordinator, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Teknolust— [ONLINE] Clones are people two

In this pre-recorded, online Q&A, medical scholars converse about parthenogenesis, modern genetic technologies, the ethics of cloning, and the depiction of clones in the film. Presented as part of the 2021 National Evening of Science on Screen.

Watch the Q&A at filmstreamsathome.org.

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Film Synopsis

A bio-geneticist has created a type of Self Replicating Automaton, which looks like a human being, but is in fact part machine and part living organism.

Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, bio-geneticist Rosetta Stone (Tilda Swinton) downloads her own DNA into her computer and succeeds in breeding three Self Replicating Automatons that are part human, part intelligent machines. The SRAs act as 'portals' on the Internet, helping users to fulfill their dreams. Because they were bred only with Rosetta's DNA, they need the balance of a Y chromosome, or male sperm, to survive. This futuristic comedy puts a hilarious spin on contemporary advancements in science and technology.