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
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.
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
In this action-packed episode of FAILED STATE UPDATE, I break out a certain conspiracy theory-themed trivia board game (“Conspiracy Theory” by Neddy Games) and host an action-packed competition between four … Continue reading Paranoids’ Game Night!
We welcome back some friendly faces, Matheny reveals he’s involved in every weird story we can bring up, and we discuss why the internet isn’t fun anymore. Featuring: Ken Eakins, … Continue reading Coincidence Control Network: File #100 – The Centennial
In this fragment of SCHISM we interview the creator of ‘Ong’s Hat’, the first Alternate Reality Game, and ask what his experiences can teach us about the rise of QAnon. … Continue reading Did An Alternate Reality Game Gone Wrong Predict The Rise of QAnon?
Back by popular demand, this episode features more dirt on Ted Gunderson. It starts out pretty straightforward, with digital forensic investigator Ed Opperman talking about his experience with the disgraced … Continue reading More Gunderson, Finders, QAnon, et. al
Justin sits down to talk with ARG pioneer Joseph Matheny about politics, conspiracy theories, games and the future of America. Link to show page: http://redpagespodcast.com/listen/chatting-with-joseph-matheny Haps Discussed: Independent art production, marginal … Continue reading The Red Pages Podcast: Episode 154: Chatting with Joseph Matheny
By Tom Dove Link to the entire article: https://medium.com/@illexical/this-is-not-a-game-44142be5ff2c Ong’s Hat. A funny little name. A name on a map of a town that can’t be found. Emerging on the … Continue reading This is not a game.
This week we’re talking about one of the very first internet mysteries, and a complicated puzzle still waiting to be solved. Show Link: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/none-of-this-is-real
Ong’s Hat WAS a place set deep in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. The 17th-century town was more of an outpost with just a few buildings. It was known … Continue reading Small Town Secrets: Celebration, FL/ Ong’s Hat, NJ
Nod to David Metcalfe for alerting me to this. LINK: https://www.facebook.com/weeklyworldnews/photos/a.164051496982/10158840304436983/
LINK TO ORIGINAL STORY In recent years, the idea that there are other dimensions lying side by side with our own has come out from the realm of science fiction … Continue reading Interdimensional Travel and the Legend of Ong’s Hat
New Jersey is quite a strange place in America. Especially in the Pine Flats area where a nuclear spill nearby a place known as Ong’s Hat. This is probably the … Continue reading Episode 169: An Egg In These Trying Times
LINK TO SHOW: http://sittingnow.co.uk/episode-51-authoring-reality-with-joseph-matheny/ This week Ken sits down with our old buddy Joseph Matheny. Joe is an innovator in the ARG space and is well known for his … Continue reading Right Where You Are Sitting Now: Authoring Reality with Joseph Matheny