After introducing the re-opening of The Institut du monde arabe museum, I am going to present another sort of museum: an online one.
Video games time machine http://www.dailymotion.com/sas/video-games-time-machine is a virtual museum dedicated to video games, that has been launched by MO5.COM, in partnership with Dailymotion.
MO5.COM is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and to broadcast to the general public digital heritage.
The non-profit organization brings together collectors, heritage conservators, specialized journalists, enthusiasts, engineers, teachers, researchers, high-school students, students and young people from all over.
Illustration Olivier Huard pour la Rmn-Grand Palais
© SEGA © 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Recently, MO5.COM has contributed, in partnership with RMN, the Grand Palais and the musée national des Arts astiatiques Guimet, to the organization of Game Story, an exhibition about video games history.
The exhibition hosted 80 video games machines (computers, game consoles, etc) took place at the Grand Palais from 10th November 2011 to 9th January 2012.
57 000 people have visited the exhibition, which for this non-profit organization is quite a success!
Apart from organizing several exhibition around video games and working on this website, MO5.COM is also fighting for the creation of a video game Cinematheque (see the Cinematheque in Paris). Indeed, even if Video games are still seen by its detractors as the causes of children, teens and even adult violence, or as a waste of time, it also tends to be recognized as an art form, having an influence and being influenced by comics, cinema and the arts in general.
Waiting for this, you can already have a look to the video games history by browsing this website.
Enjoy your video game visit!