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


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


Slate-Decoder Ring: The Incunabula Papers

WEB/PRINT


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


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 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

Ong’s Hat on Wikipedia

Ong’s Hat on Wikpedia