What is Ong’s Hat?

A collection of text, audio, and video pieces about the Ong’s Hat ARG project

VIDEO

The First Internet Hoax: Inside a Mind
Why Did This Entire Village of Scientists Disappear One Day?
Joseph Matheny Appears on How Conspiracy Theories Become Violent | Truth Hurts | VICE
Did An Alternate Reality Game Gone Wrong Predict The Rise of QAnon?

AUDIO

Information Golem: New Mini-Series from TOOWi Arts
Information Golem: New Mini-Series from TOOWi Arts
The Origin Story of Joseph Matheny and the Ong’s Hat ARG

Multipart audio series


Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know: The Strange Story of Ong’s Hat
Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know
Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know: The Strange Story of Ong’s Hat

Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know: The Strange Story of Ong’s Hat


The Red Pages Podcast: Episode 154: Chatting with Joseph Matheny


ARG Pioneer Joseph Matheny on the Counterculture’s Hijacking from Corporatization to QAnon
ARG Pioneer Joseph Matheny on the Counterculture’s Hijacking from Corporatization to QAnon

ARG Pioneer Joseph Matheny on the Counterculture’s Hijacking from Corporatization to QAnon


Slate-Decoder Ring: The Incunabula Papers
Slate-Decoder Ring: The Incunabula Papers

Slate-Decoder Ring: The Incunabula Papers

WEB/PRINT

Ong's Hat: The Beginning Authorized Version
Ong’s Hat: The Beginning Authorized Version

Ong’s Hat: The Beginning Authorized Version (Book)


Gizmodo-Ong’s Hat: The Early Internet Conspiracy Game That Got Too Real
Gizmodo-Ong’s Hat: The Early Internet Conspiracy Game That Got Too Real

Gizmodo-Ong’s Hat: The Early Internet Conspiracy Game That Got Too Real


Alternate Reality Games | Ong’s Hat | Know Your Meme
Alternate Reality Games | Ong’s Hat | Know Your Meme

Alternate Reality Games | Ong’s Hat | Know Your Meme


The Surprising Online Life of Legends – Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong’s Hat
The Surprising Online Life of Legends – Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong’s Hat

The Surprising Online Life of Legends – Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong’s Hat


The Rise Of The ARG: Games™ investigates alternate reality games and what the future has in store for the curious experiment
The Rise Of The ARG: Games™ investigates alternate reality games and what the future has in store for the curious experiment

The Rise Of The ARG: Games™ investigates alternate reality games and what the future has in store for the curious experiment


This is Not a Game: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming
This is Not a Game: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming

Ong's Hat on Wikipedia
Ong’s Hat on Wikipedia

Ong’s Hat on Wikipedia

ONG’S HAT and the construction of a suspicious model reader
Jorge Flores

ONG’S HAT and the construction of a suspicious model reader
Jorge Flores