Shane Hope is an artist born in 1972 in America. He studied New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute, Information Arts at San Francisco State University and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Working in the gap between art and science, he creates holographic artworks. He uses open-source nanomolecular design software to create lenticular, hologram-like pictures in which multi-coloured layers of molecule models seem to inhabit an actual three-dimensional space. Shane builds several homemade machines, called RepRaps, to generate three-dimensional copies of molecules and computer-scanned objects, both real and virtual. “The ability to assemble things from-the-molecule-up could give rise to borderline costless systems for controlling the structure of matter itself,” he says.