Artist Jonathon Keats Wants To Clone Obama, Lady Gaga

A discussion with the "experimental philosopher" about his latest project.

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A sampling of some of the drugs you'd need to take to become an epigenetic clone of George Washington.
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Some of the materials artist Jonathon Keats is using to create his epigenetic clone of President Obama.
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Keats' yeast clones of Mr. Obama and Lady Gaga under the microscope.
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A sampling of some of the drugs you'd need to take to become an epigenetic clone of Jonathon Keats.
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Artist Jonathon Keats Wants To Clone Obama, Lady Gaga
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Artist Jonathon Keats Wants To Clone Obama, Lady Gaga

Artist, writer and experiemental philosopher Jonathon Keats explains his latest art project, Cloning Celebrity, which uses epigenetics to create "replicas" of President Obama, Lady Gaga, Michael Phelps, Oprah Winfrey, and Jennifer Lopez.

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E-mail from Dick

Colin, I listen to and get a lot of value from your show, but the part of today’s show ( 9/24/12 ) about cloning artists using epigenetics approached zero-value in my opinion. The premise of epigenetic cloning without access to an artist’s DNA was totally unbelievable. It was somewhere between “science-friction” and “Sci-fry”. Even as entertainment I found the discussion to be blah. There are much more important subjects that could and should be addressed on your show – and you do this many times – just not this time. Your on-air time is in short supply so I recommend it be treated as a precious resource. // Dick