The Book, The Alternate Reality Game, The Cultural Phenomena
Information Golem: New Mini-Series from TOOWi Arts about Joseph Matheny and Origins of the Ong’s Hat ARG
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 the Ong’s Hat ARG. We logged countless hours which Jerry patiently trimmed down into a 2 episode series with a bonus episode that is exclusive to his Patreon and readers of this mail list. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed talking about things past with Jerry.
An artist struggles to manage the chaos unleashed by the world’s first ARG “Ong’s Hat.”
Chapter One – “Born To Be Weird”
Books, punk, drugs, HAM radio, and “The family weirdos” inspire Joseph on his way to the mystical encounter that inspired Ong’s Hat.
*Listen loudly or with headphones*
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Chapter Two – “My Name is Emory”
Joseph Matheny gets plugged into California’s countercultural elite and enlists the help of some greats. Steeped in tech, drugs, and San Fran’s rave scene, the project takes off with the 90’s internet boom. True weirdness unfolds when a person claiming to be a character Joseph invented for the Ong’s Hat game appears. *Listen loudly or with headphones* Visit toowiarts.com or pateron.com/toowiarts for more info
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