About Cube-Cola

Cube-Cola originated in 2003 as a public experiment by Kayle Brandon and Kate Rich at the Cube Cinema in Bristol, UK.

In setting out to produce our own autonomous cola from an
open source recipe found on the internet, it was not immediately clear 
from the downloaded instructions that to follow them would take two dark 
years of experiment and struggle, in order to get the recipe to 
actually work and make this process reproducible.

Returning from two years in laboratory wilderness, having gained some 
marginal command of our wilful assembly of cola ingredients, their supply 
chains, sequences, atmospheric preferences, decay arcs & volatile human 
effects, equipment - brand varietals, retail sources, repair and 
replacement techniques and the gestures necessary to operate them - our 
attempts to transfer this now 2-year 2-operator repository of contextual 
knowledge back into a generalisable recipe format would, we realised, be 
futile, or at least require inclusion of a 1:1 scale changelog, 
time-based catalogue of all components (including those that had 
failed), the GNU/GPL licence, plus at least 10kg of essential receptacles 
and tools.

We thereby retreated from the idea of recipe to something between 
software development snapshot, DIY training manual and factory floorplan.
Aggregated archive and instructional data remain online here.