A particular document was the starting point of this workshop—the Youtube broadcast by Chinese scientist Prof. HE Jiankui—where he declares, that he has created, for the first time in history two genome-edited human babies. This declaration was unproven until the beginning of the workshop and thus added a remarkable possibility of falseness to the proposition that this document makes—but regardless of this possibility it was extensively covered by the world press.
The workshop participants developed strategies of retelling this document by applying different literary genres to it: fairy tale, political manifesto and science fiction. They juxtaposed the alleged truth claim of the initial document by Prof. He with their retellings.