What is Ong’s Hat?

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

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?



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

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