About

Welcome to KammerCards, the Gift Shop of the Museum of Institutional Ephemera (MOIE).

The Museum

The museum was established in 2017 as a Wunderkammer (Wonder Cabinet) featuring a curated selection of upcycled immaterial artifacts gleaned from (generously licensed) 3D model warehouses and open source vertex pushers, rendered in realtime, covered in interwebs, laced with memedust, doused in several coats of narrative lacquer, cut with Prisma and weighed by the Instagram.

The origins of the museum are shrouded in shrouds, and the co-directors of the Museum, Mr. Chad Oberg and Mr. Chip Poutine, are somewhat tight-lipped. Mostly because they don’t know either. Actually they do but that’s a whole other story. In the meantime, however, both personally guarantee the contents of the museum are virtually legit.

The Cards

To carry the concept further, the Museum is pleased to offer limited edition collectible digital trading cards. When you make a purchase here on the site (from a real company with tax registration and everything), a link is provided to create an account on Ascribe.io, where you will find a digital wallet containing the card(s) you own, a Certificate of Ownership for each including the edition number (e.g. number 42 of 100), as well as links to the transaction records as they will reside on the Bitcoin blockchain Update: the Ascribe.io service has ceased to operate as of September 2018. Sales have been suspended until a new blockchain registry/wallet solution is implemented.

Acknowledgements

The Museum and KammerCard projects owe a debt of gratitude to the OGs: The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Rare Pepes, Spells of Genesis, and CurioCards. Special thanks to the contributors to the SketchUp 3D Warehouse, OpenSimulator, and Blender3D.

The People

Oh, and about those guys, Mr. Oberg is a humble public servant and licensed Architect in the Canadian province of Alberta. He uses lots of air quotes and says he has a high tolerance for ambiguity. Mr. Poutine is his Second Life avatar, who as of the past few years has been hanging out way more in OpenSim. Perhaps some day he’ll emigrate to Sansar, High Fidelity, and the next generation of nauseating VR platforms.

Interested in contributing your own KammerCards for the collection? Feel free to get in touch via the Contact page and thanks again for your support.

CO/CP