You know those awesome pictures of video game hardware that Wikipedia is full of? They don’t just appear out of nowhere. Someone has to own the hardware, and someone has to take the picture.
One of the most important of those people is Evan Amos, a veteran Wikipedia contributor who has just launched a Kickstarter to establish a kind of online museum.
What’s cool is that it’s not a for-profit kind of thing; he’s asking for $US8500 to do some very good work:
Today most people’s hunt for information begins and ends with a Google search. I want to create a video game museum that caters to this new information reality by making an online collection that can be freely visited by anyone, at any time, through a simple internet search.
The Vanamo Online Game Museum is an effort to create an archive of video game history with high-quality, high-resolution pictures with detailed descriptions. The museum’s photos will be free for anyone to use in other media, like articles and videos. They will also be placed on Wikipedia, making them highly visible and readily available, along with vastly improving the quality of their associated articles.
The goal of this Kickstarter is to improve the quality of images and information about video game systems one finds on the internet. The funds will go toward building a physical archive and collection of hardware that, in turn, becomes an online gallery of high quality pictures – a virtual museum.
You can back it below.
The Vanamo Online Game Museum [Kickstarter]