But thanks to Ron Bailey for reminding me of an earlier avatar of Frankenstein Lite
In the year 2000, Brazilian artist Eduardo Kac inaugurated a conceptual art installation based on molecular genetics called , naturally, " Genesis", which translates messages in Morse code into the ACGTs of the genetic code.
You can write any plain text message by assigning word spaces to adenine, dots to cytosine, letter spaces to guanine, and dashes to thymine, and a sequencing engine can then string these DNA bases together for insertion into the genome of any handy lab organism, like E. coli or other simple bacteria .
The arty bit is that Kac , by activating an ultraviolet light over a petri dish of the genetically encoded messenger bacteria, can mutate them, and the message.
For a suitably large grant from the National Endowment For The Arts, I am prepared to encode select passages from The Federalist Papers , and commence their random mutation to see how long it takes them to transform into quotations from The Discovery Institute or recognizable excerpts from Bill Kristol's New York Times Column .