Teknolust Director’s Statement
LHL As Author
Jan 1, 2000
Lynn Hershman Leeson

Teknolust is a contemporary Frankenstein story, with gender reversals. While Mary Shelley was the first to write about how Artificial Intelligence animated through electricity as a monster,
Teknolust, focuses on bio-technology, virtual life and spiritual machines which can become our friends, guides or even lovers. Imagine a world in which there is a blurring between the soul and the chip, a world in which artificially implanted DNA is genetically bred to create enlightened and self-replicating intelligent machine which, perhaps, use a human body as a vehicle for mobility. According to several experts, this premise is not science fiction but actually plausible in the near future. The relationship of humans to technology and the unknown threat of biogenetics is one of the more vital areas of contemporary life.