Shane Hope, ‘"Yes, but [grey goo] will be our children."’, 2009, Winkleman Gallery

"Grey Goo - hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all matter on Earth while building more of themselves (K. Eric Drexler coined). "Will robots inherit the earth? Yes, but they will be our children." - Marvin Minsky In this print can be seen: sundry atomic debris, proteins, DNA, sheets of graphite, novel synthetic molecules, forced secondary structures, viable nano-machinery parts, etc..." -Shane Hope

Series: Mol Mods, 2009-2010

About Shane Hope

Threading science, art, and technology, Shane Hope uses open-source nanomolecular design software to create and manipulate molecular models, which he assembles by the thousands into painterly 3-D prints. Equal parts scientific and fantastical, organic and digital, Hope’s holographic creations hint at the infinite possibilities of genetics and molecular physics, as well as the notion of “hacking matter.” As he has said: “The ability to assemble things from-the-molecule-up could give rise to borderline costless systems for controlling the structure of matter itself.”

American, b. 1972, California, based in Brooklyn, New York