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Dave Hakkens’ Games Use a Single Drop of H2O To Highlight Water Scarcity

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 10, 2012 @ 12:12 pm In Environment,Green Products,Innovation,Water Issues | No Comments

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We all know that water is an essential part of our lives — we are about 70% water [1] and we would die without it in a couple of days – but sometimes we just take it for granted. To highlight the importance of water, Dutch designer Dave Hakkens [2]created “A Single Drop” – a thoughtful set of three low-tech games that can be played with just a single drop of water.


Before deciding that wood was the best material choice, Hakkens tested out different hydrophobic materials and surfaces. Using nano-technology [4] he made a series of games that can be held by hand interacting with just a single drop of water. Low-tech, playful and very simple, Hakkens [5]‘ latest project highlights the beauty and importance of the Earth’s 70% surface.

+ Dave Hakkens [2]

Photo © Dave Hakkens

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[1] water: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water

[2] Dave Hakkens : http://www.davehakkens.nl/

[3] http://www.vimeo.com/40376548: http://www.vimeo.com/40376548

[4] nano-technology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nano-technology

[5] Hakkens: http://inhabitat.com/dutch-designer-dave-hakkens-creates-cool-rubble-floors-from-recycled-materials/

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