For our Polish-speaking friends. W latach 1980., w opuszczonym od lat 1930. miasteczku Ong’s Hat w USA, przeprowadzono pewien eksperyment całkowicie finansowany przez prywatny budżet. Czego dotyczył? Kto go sponsorował? … Continue reading INCYDENT W ONG’S HAT (Polish)
Joseph Wayne Matheny (born December 24, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American storyteller and artist who has created works using alternate reality gaming and transmedia storytelling methods, dealing with subjects of liminality and modern myth. He holds patents for prediction, recommendation, and behavioral analysis algorithms and software design. He is a published author of screenplays, white papers, technology, sci-fi, marketing, and gaming books. He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest. He is probably best known for the avant-garde work, Ong's Hat, which has been called the proto-Alternate Reality Game by academia, the mainstream, and alternative media. Ong's Hat is often cited as the first ARG on many List of alternate reality games.
This book includes a chapter that is comprised of an interview I did with my late, great, friend Diane DiPrima. I miss you, my friend. “Diane di Prima (1934-2020) was … Continue reading Conversations with Diane Di Prima
The legend sounds like something out of The Twilight Zone. A group of renegade Ivy League scientists gather in secret, in a small, abandoned town, to conduct bizarre experiments… and … Continue reading Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know: The Strange Story of Ong’s Hat
Ong’s Hat FAQ I have a review/interview section here, but some people have expressed being overwhelmed with the number of links on that page. Admittedly, it is a lot, and I … Continue reading Statio Numero & Other Updates
This is a take that’s a little different than the normal podcast we usually feature on here. I love listening to these young people giving their hot takes. The … Continue reading let’s be conspiracy theorists: hollow earth, inter-dimensional travel, oh-my!
Legend Tripping- the process of seeking adventure by going to places known to be associated with paranormal events. In the episode we offer some background on legend tripping in America … Continue reading LEGEND TRIPPING (PT 1) : A GROWING AMERICAN PASTIME
(Note: This is a paid-only, Patreon link. I’ve heard it and it’s well done.) Today we focus on one of the most fascinating conspiracy theories out there: the legend of … Continue reading South Jersey Is Also The World: The Ong’s Hat Conspiracy Theory
If you like the paranormal, the macabre, the strange, and the unusual then you’ll be dying to listen to Creeps in the Crypt every week! In this episode, we are … Continue reading Creeps In The Crypt
A review of Xen: The Zen of the Other audio drama at The Contributor by Joe Nolan. An excerpt: “I enjoyed reading Xen: The Zen of the Other, but the … Continue reading ‘XEN: THE ZEN OF THE OTHER’ REFLECTS ON EASTERN MYSTICISM, WEST COAST WILDERNESS, AND KEROUACIAN ISOLATION
An urban legend tells of a group of scientists who successfully escaped into another dimension.Join me as we go back in time to a place where the internet was like … Continue reading The First Internet Hoax – Inside A Mind
Samhain News for 2021 Hello Everyone, It’s that time of year again when the veil is thin between this world and the other. It is the time when the conditions … Continue reading Xen: The Zen of the Other- The Audio Drama and Freebies This Samhain
Awesome backstory about Galidor with a short history of the Ong’s Hat Project. Link to podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lego-bits-n-bricks/id1542166642 How a LEGO® game console, sci-fi TV show, limb-swapping action figures, and trip … Continue reading Bits N’ Bricks Season 3 Episode 37 – The Surreal History of LEGO Galidor Including Ong’s Hat Segments
The gang talks to Bishop Ron Feyl-Enright about what’s really happening when people experience visions of the Virgin Mary. Also, a report on a mysterious ghost town in the middle … Continue reading Mack Maloney’s Military X-Files: ANGELS, DEVILS & THE MYSTERY OF ONG’S HAT
Preview of presentation to be given by David Sweeney (@dktrdm Twitter), The Glasgow School of Art Fri, August 6, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT https://interactivefilm.blogspot.com/2021/07/augmented-reality-games-interactive.html Interactive Film and … Continue reading Augmented Reality Games, Interactive Narrative and the Documentary TV Series Hellier
Bibliography of papers on math & physics methods of hunting lions in the Sahara Desert. The fascinating history of identity and document spoofing by esteemed mathematicians with a wonderful sense … Continue reading The Math of Hunting Lions
When the QAnon movement began garnering more widespread attention a couple of years ago, a number of game designers pointed out the similarities between the ‘Q drops’ – and the … Continue reading QAnon, Ong’s Hat, and Robert Anton Wilson: Joseph Matheny discusses ARGs and conspiracy theories in the Internet era
Climbing Ong’s Hat https://www.patreon.com/posts/climbing-ongs-66053708 https://toowiarts.com/episodes/dragonsbread/information-golem From the editor at ToowiArts Ok, so I’m the person who looks at Mt. Everest and says, sure I can do that. I underestimate pretty … Continue reading Coming Soon: #Dragonsbread- Information Golem
Poe’s law is an adage of Internet culture stating that, without a clear indicator of the author’s intent, every parody of extreme views can be mistaken by some readers for … Continue reading Ong’s Hat: Is Princeton Opposed to Satire? The Ballad of “Jojo” Jayaditya Deep
Statio Numero: an interdisciplinary media experience. This limited series is the third and final act of The Liminal Cycle, a meta-trilogy. Knowledge of Liminal and Xen, which make up the first … Continue reading Statio Numero – The Liminal Cycle Part 3
About Thoughty2Thoughty2 (Arran) is a British YouTuber and gatekeeper of useless facts. Thoughty2 creates mind-blowing factual videos about science, tech, history, opinion and just about everything else.
This is Part II of our look at QAnon. Click here for Part I. As part of the NYU/StartEd New Media Accelerator, we are joining with faculty from the NYU Carter Journalism Institute … Continue reading If QAnon Is a Game, How Do You Stop Playing?
I made an appearance on VICE’s Truth Hurts series discussing the danger of right-wing conspiracy cults and why this is not a new phenomenon. What’s the difference between someone who’s … Continue reading Joseph Matheny Appears on How Conspiracy Theories Become Violent | Truth Hurts | VICE
Part 2 Joseph Matheny, creator of Ong’s Hat, the world’s first Alternative Reality Game speaks with Prop Anon about QAnon, Robert Anton Wilson, Ong’s Hat, and how to survive the … Continue reading Joseph Matheny & Prop Anon expose QAnon
Today the gang is diving into one of the OG internet conspiracy theories. The mystery of Ong’s Hat. But the real mystery is why did the gang decide to record … Continue reading The Mystery of Ong’s Hat – 3V Off The Books
It’s refreshing to see someone make an attempt to understand what I was trying to do with Ong’s Hat and it’s encouraging to see them get it mostly right. Too … Continue reading Ong’s Hat and the construction of a suspicious model reader