Ong’s Hat and Weaponized ARG’s: A Conversation w Joseph Matheny, Ong’s Hat Creator & Transmedia Artist | RSS.com The Prop Anon Podcast explores the life and work of American novelist, … Continue reading S01 E01 – Ong’s Hat and Weaponized ARG’s: A Conversation w Joseph Matheny, Ong’s Hat Creator & Transmedia Artist
I had a wonderful conversation with Gabriela L. Laracca of Asbury Park Press which was a rather atypical interview about Ong’s Hat because it focused on one of my passions, … Continue reading Take these eerie, haunted hikes in the Pine Barrens, Jersey Shore
Sometimes the fabric of our world thins out, and people slip through – either from another dimension or into one. So some people think, while others claim it happened to … Continue reading You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joseph Matheny, Ong’s Hat and Alternate Reality Games
From the original post: July 9, 2022|#ChapelPerilousTheLifeandThoug, #Joesphmatheny, #Ongshat, #PropAnon, #qanon (This interview took place between Joseph Matheny and me not long after the January 6th failed Trump coup. Q … Continue reading Center your Schizowave (An interview w Joseph Matheny)
The Origin Story of Joseph Matheny and the Ong’s Hat ARG I sat down with Jerry Gaura of TOOWi Arts to discuss the origins of me as an artist and … Continue reading Information Golem: New Mini-Series from TOOWi Arts
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
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
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
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
Conspiracy theorizing as alternate-reality game “Many quotes from a long and enjoyable conversation I had with the author made it into this article. I hope you find it as enlightening … Continue reading This Is Not a Game
*This episode became one of the top ten most downloaded episodes of Parallax Views. On this edition of Parallax Views, a special, previously unpublished conversation with Joseph Matheny, a pivotal … Continue reading ARG Pioneer Joseph Matheny on the Counterculture’s Hijacking from Corporatization to QAnon
The first thing one learns upon becoming a subject of press interest is that there’s actually very little one can generally do in the face of inaccurate or even malicious … Continue reading Corrections to Brian Dunning’s Skeptoid Podcast About Ong’s Hat
Here’s a show with Grimerica that I recently did with my old friend Denny Unger along with the hosts of Grimerica, D-Ron, and Grahambo. There’s one more interview I did … Continue reading Grimerica: Denny Unger and Joseph Matheny – Alternative Reality Games and Conspiracies
LINK TO Gizmodo piece on Ong’s Hat, from 2/21/19 Chosen one of The Best Long Reads Of The Month, picked by Digg’s editors Chosen as a “WEEKEND READING PLEASURE” editor’s … Continue reading Gizmodo-Ong’s Hat: The Early Internet Conspiracy Game That Got Too Real
What lies at the heart of Ong’s Hat? Listen to this episode of Decoder Ring: LINK TO DECODER RING PAGE Decoder Ring is a podcast about cracking cultural mysteries. Every … Continue reading Slate-Decoder Ring: The Incunabula Papers
Topics include: Crimbus gifts, planning our funerals, Scary German Lady, Philly Legends: The Bubble Fairy, Josh is home alone, Alien Alloys, BFS Road Trip, Corrections and Josh’s Chaos Dimension: Ong’s Hat, … Continue reading Best Friend Simulator Episode 16: Those Mummy Flippin’ Flintknappers/ Ong’s Hat
If you enjoy STEAL THIS SHOW, think about becoming a patron. Our Patreon campaign keeps us free and independent – and keeps shows coming your way! This episode is part two … Continue reading Special Episode: ‘Fake Lore, Dark Memes’, with Joseph Matheny
The Grey Lodge was an underground private torrent tracker used by millions of people per month in their quest to uncover the esoteric, strange and the downright weird. In this … Continue reading The Digital Underground: with The Grey Lodge’s Joseph Matheny
Story from the Asbury Park Press, a New Jersey newspaper on the legend(s) of Ong’s Hat. Some excerpts: “Two weeks ago there were these young kids, like 19 or 20, … Continue reading Life in the Pines: Ong’s Hat
Matheny himself was there at the beginning of the ARG, when the increasing prominence of online media got him thinking about new forms of storytelling. “I’ve been a tech person since the Eighties,” he reminisces. “I was an IT expert and moved up into software, and I used to play the Steve Jackson games a lot. I also played the Flying Buffalo play-by-mail games, which were kind of like a LARP but done through mail, phone and faxes. You would send your mailing address and your phone number and you would start getting stuff in the mail.
The Chromos Kids: DNA Wars! Christopher Hyatt interviewed by Joseph Matheny from the Black Book Volume III Galts Ark Vol 01- Joseph Matheny talks to Christopher Hyatt and Hyatt opens … Continue reading The Chromos Kids: DNA Wars! Christopher Hyatt interviewed by Joseph Matheny from the Black Book Volume III…
My interview with legendary beat writer, Diane DiPrima is included in Beats In Time: A Literary Generation’s Legacy. See info on Goodreads or Amazon
The Silk Road website uses an anonymous browser, untraceable currency, shifting servers and an encrypted Web address to allow for a thriving illegal drug trade on the Internet.
Joseph Matheny in conversation with old friend and mentor Ralph Abraham.
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Joseph Matheny in conversation with the diversely creative spirit, Mark Mallman.