Jess Morrissette, a professor of political science at Marshall University, is undertaking a bizarrely captivating project that revolves around a well-worn and symbiotic partnership: video games and soda. Aptly entitled the 'Video Game Soda Machine Project,' Professor Morrissette is collecting hundreds of video game screenshots that contain fictional soda machines.
The impetus behind the project is nebulous. It's entirely unrelated to Jess Morrissette's work as a professor, and her website only says that "it seemed like a good idea at the time." Regardless of the reasoning, though, the project is fascinating to scroll through.
The video games included in the project span from small indie titles to massive blockbusters, united only by their incorporation of soda dispensers. The machines themselves need only to resemble real-life vending machines, with the fictional sodas displayed on them being part of the project's appeal.