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This art installation from Helmut Smits filters Coca-Cola into clean drinking water – [via] Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. _l0ser says:

    Probably doesn’t taste very good.

  2. says:

    If it’s filtered well it should taste like water- that’s how it started out…

  3. MikeCat says:

    This is an interesting analogue to the anti-Coca Cola protests in India. The bottling plants are allegedly using so much groundwater that the citizens are unable to farm properly and are having basic water supply problems. Privatizing water is a very scary prospect to third-world nations.

  4. jovino says:

    I think you are all focusing on the irrelevant specifics of this particular piece. It’s more art than function, and you should definitely take a look at the rest of Helmut Smits’ artwork.

  5. DanLockton says:

    He could give away (or sell) the extracted syrup as a novel flavouring for ice cream, yoghourt, cakes, etc.

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