The Incunabula Papers: Ong's Hat and other Gateways to New Dimensions

The Incunabula Papers: Ong's Hat and other Gateways to New Dimensions

Official Archive of the Ong's Hat Project

Statio Numero: Coming Soon
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Xen: The Zen of the Other is a work that follows one man as he attempts to find his way through the jumble of modernity that envelopes us all and threatens to strangle us in its “Tentacles Longer Than Night.” Cast into a world where the liminal overlaps with the world of paranormal /philosophical speculations, Ezra Buckley struggles to keep his head above water long enough to pluck a jewel of wisdom from the crown of a forest spirit. In a world devoid of rites of passage, Ezra finds himself on his own as he is confronted with the very real prospect of having a life-changing, Liminal experience in the woods of Big Sur, if he can survive it. Is it even real? Is it the legendary Watchers of Big Sur phenomena or something else? Xen is a work that confronts the questions of identity, modernity, life, the other, and the place for rites of passage in the modern world. This audio-play version of Xen includes a fully hyperlinked ebook for reference use. credits released October 29, 2021 Xen: The Zen of the Other Written by Ezra Buckley. You’ll have to decide for yourself if that’s a real name or not.- Background information by Cameron Whiteside, if that indeed is his real name.- Produced by P. Emerson Williams- The voice of Joseph Matheny performed by himself- The voice of Ezra Buckley performed by Chris Gabriel aka memeanalysis- The voice of Ralph performed by P. Emerson Williams The voice of Tiamat performed by Anna "Maiya" Young- The voice of Racoon 1 performed by Iskandar Sakut abn Mayu (aka Eian Orange of Z(enseider)Z)- The voice of Racoon 2 by performed Deb Petrochko - The voice of the waitperson performed Missy G - The poems of Ezra Buckley read by Joseph Matheny Xen: The Zen of the Other- Copyright 2021 Joseph Matheny All Rights Reserved

Oct 29

1 min 58 sec

Statio Numero– A six-part podcast series examining the mysteries of Liminal and Xen. This limited podcast series is the third and final act of The Liminal Cycle, a meta-trilogy. A story about personas, identity, liminality, and voice. Coming later in 2022

May 7

1 min 28 sec

We’re producing our first original on high strangeness. In it we explore the psyche of “strange” through the stories of three people in highly strange situations. Season One – “Information Golem” looks at the life of Joseph Matheny as he dreams up what perhaps becomes the world’s first online ARG (Alternative Reality Game) known as Ong’s Hat. Launched in the 90’s as an innocent social experiment around story and information, things quickly went left of field. The oddities that surrounded Ong’s Hat are curiosities Joseph still struggles to understand to this day. Joseph has gotten alot of attention lately from the press because of the Quanon craziness and White House uprising. More recently he was featured on Slate Magazine’s Decoder Ring series. Also there’s news of a upcoming Netflix feature on conspiracy creation he’ll appear in. His story touches on the issues that seem to dovetail at the volcanic crossroads where personality and mental health meets randomness and free information. Lots of unruly yet relevant questions get born there. Listen to “Highly Strange” on Spreaker.

Feb 3

9 min 10 sec

In 2001, an ARG was released in the form of a PC game. Despite its innovation, it became a tragic failure and faded into obscurity. Join me for a look into the ARG Majestic.

Oct 2019

14 min 22 sec  

Oct 2019

10 min 57 sec

The story of one of the ancestors of what we now call alternate reality games

Sep 2019

7 min 15 sec

Ong’s Hat, also known as The Incunabula, is the original ARG and laid the ground for all future experiments in transmedia storytelling. Join me as we take a brief look at the tale of a ghost town in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey… FOLLOW THE WEIRDNET: TWITTER: @theweirdnet GAB.AI: @THEWEIRDNET FACEBOOK: @welcometotheweirdnet INSTAGRAM: @theweirdnet MINDS: ALTERNATIVE VIDEO SITES BITCHUTE: OTHER PROJECTS: IDENTMUSIC/TOMMY SINGS: THE SCOTTISH STORYTLLER:  

Sep 2019

19 min 29 sec

Elemental Mind – Human Consciousness and the New Physics

Sep 2019

1 hr 29 min

Ong's Hat was once a small town in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. However, in the 1990's, rumours began to swirl online of secret experiments that had taken place there by a group of rogue scientists, and that they had travelled to an alternate dimension. But what this real? Or was it in fact the world's first ARG. Let's explore. Patreon► Twitter► Instagram► References► Photos: Misha Friedman (Gizmodo) Music► City Lights - DOS-88 Memory Rain The Woods Descent Dreaming Blue Casual Desire Wandering Gaze

Sep 2019

16 min 54 sec

Podcast-ATS.X: Ong’s Hat – Did a fringe science cult discover a way to travel to an alternate universe?

Sep 2019

9 min 33 sec