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Through Amazon Kindle Service: Amazon Prime users download for free. Anyone may also borrow this book for free here.

Also, an older PDF version here on Scribd and on Google Books. For several reasons, we recommend the ebook version over the print book. The print book was never properly edited and it includes material by the publisher which we do not fully endorse. Also, by buying the ebook, you save money and save a tree.
Description: “…a bizarre Internet phenomenon: an “immersive” online experience—part mystery, part game, part who knows what—known as both the Incunabula Papers and Ong’s Hat. Those were the abbreviated titles of documents that someone posted on The Well, a pioneering Internet social site in the late 1980s.The Incunabula Papers/Ong’s Hat was, or is, a “many-threaded, open-ended interactive narrative” that ”weds an alternate history of chaos science and consciousness studies to conspiracy theories, parallel dimensions, and claims that computer-mediated environments can serve as magical tools.Fortunately: After sitting largely dormant on the social Web site for a decade, the documents provoked a widespread “immersive legend-trip” in the late 1990s. Via Web forums, participants investigated the documents—manifestos—which spun up descriptions of brilliant but suppressed discoveries relating to paths that certain scientists had forged into alternate realities. Soon, those haunted dimensions existed in the minds and fantasies of Ong’s Hat’s many participants. That was evident as they responded to the original postings by uploading their own—all manner of reflections and artifacts: personal anecdotes, audio recordings, and videos—to augment what became “a really immersive world, and it was vast.”The trip peaked in 2001; then, one of its known originators, Joseph Matheny, an American artist who creates works using alternate-reality gaming and “transmedia” storytelling methods, called a halt.” – The Chronicle of Higher Education Also see this article from Games magazine for a further description.

 

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The Incunabula Papers: Ong’s Hat and Other Gateways to New Dimensions (PDF)

This is a free copy of the entire CD ROM described here.The account of renegade researchers who broke the dimensional barriers and were pursued by the “powers that be” because of it. Told through the person of Joseph Matheny who discovered their story years later. Version 2.0 of the Incunabula CD ROM includes both volumes of the Incunabula Papers Digital, plus bonus audio and video tracks. Mac or Windows compatible Internet enhanced E-Book on CD ROM.

Scans of the Original Docs(HTML)
Download the scans of the Original Docs from this site (HTML) Incunabulum: cocoon; swaddling clothes; cradle; in-cunae, in the cradle; koiman, put to sleep, winding- sheet; koimetarium (cemetery); printed books before 1501, hence by extension any rare & hermetic book… IntroductionThis catalog is a reproduction. This is not a commercial advertisement. ECommerce links to the available books are offered a as courtesy to researchers. Consider this first file an unusually complete bibliography to the story that unravels in the companion files.
The Original Graphic Novel (PDF)
A companion piece that went along with the original CD ROM and the print book. Here it is archived in color in a downloadable PDF or on Scribd.Download the original color graphic novel from this site (PDF) Also on Scribd

Misc.

Excerpts from TINAGOng’s Hat in the new Weird New Jersey- Volume II
Excerpts from TINAGExcerpts from TINAG Excerpts from This is Not a Game used with permission of the author
The Nick Herbert Dossier The Nick Herbert Dossier
The Strange Quist File The Strange Quist File
The California Shack The California Shack
The California Ruins The California Ruins
The Emory Cranston, Strange Interview The Emory Cranston, Strange Interview
The DW Cooper Dossier The DW Cooper Dossier
Covers Original black and white and original color tinted art, in high resolution JPEG format. Donated by collaborator James Koehnline
CoversThe Old HTML version
CoversIncunabula Research Center at Deoxy

 

Any and all profit made over the years from the ebook sales, the CD ROM (out of print) and the print edition of this material were donated to the Santa Cruz Homeless Garden Project, in honor of the members of The Formless Ocean Group who have passed on before us: Nina Graboi, Elizabeth Gips, Paddy Long, Betsy Herbert, and Robert Anton Wilson.

Also to my departed friends: Dave, DW Cooper, Dr. Hyatt (Alan), Randy, Tex and humdog.

 

Ong’s Hat: The Beginning [Paperback] Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells (also availabe as an ebook)”…a bizarre Internet phenomenon, the main focus of his book: an “immersive” online experience—part mystery, part game, part who knows what—known as both the Incunabula Papers and Ong’s Hat. Those were the abbreviated titles of documents that someone—probably a group of four provocateurs—posted on The Well, a pioneering Internet social site in the late 1980s.

 The Incunabula Papers/Ong’s Hat was, or is, a “many-threaded, open-ended interactive narrative” that “weds an alternate history of chaos science and consciousness studies to conspiracy theories, parallel dimensions, and claims that computer-mediated environments can serve as magical tools.
Fortunately: After sitting largely dormant on the social Web site for a decade, the documents provoked a widespread “immersive legend-trip” in the late 1990s. Via Web forums, participants investigated the documents—manifestos—which spun up descriptions of brilliant but suppressed discoveries relating to paths that certain scientists had forged into alternate realities. Soon, those haunted dimensions existed in the minds and fantasies of Ong’s Hat’s many participants. That was evident as they responded to the original postings by uploading their own—all manner of reflections and artifacts: personal anecdotes, audio recordings, and videos—to augment what became “a really immersive world, and it was vast.” – The Chronicle of Higher Education

For several reasons, we recommend the ebook version over the print book. The print book was never properly edited and it includes material by the publisher which we do not fully endorse. Also, by buying the ebook, you save money and save a tree.

Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong’s Hat [Hardcover] by Michael KinsellaAmazon , Barnes and Noble, Powells (available as print or ebook at those locations). A PDF version has also been spotted in the “wild” on several torrent sites.Description: On the Internet, seekers investigate anonymous manifestos that focus on the findings of brilliant scientists said to have discovered pathways into alternate realities. Gathering on web forums, researchers not only share their observations, but also report having anomalous experiences, which they believe come from their online involvement with these veiled documents. Seeming logic combines with wild twists of lost Moorish science and pseudo-string theory. Enthusiasts insist any obstacle to revelation is a sure sign of great and wide-reaching efforts by consensus powers wishing to suppress all the liberating truths in the Incunabula Papers (included here in complete form). In Legend-Tripping Online, Michael Kinsella explores these and other extraordinary pursuits. This is the first book dedicated to legend-tripping, ritual quests in which people strive to explore and find manifest the very events described by supernatural legends. Through collective performances, legend-trippers harness the interpretive frameworks these stories provide and often claim incredible, out-of-this-world experiences that in turn perpetuate supernatural legends. Legends and legend-tripping are assuming tremendous prominence in a world confronting new speeds of diversification, connection, and increasing cognitive load. As guardians of tradition as well as agents of change, legends and the ordeals they inspire contextualize ancient and emergent ideas, behaviors, and technologies that challenge familiar realities. This book analyzes supernatural legends and the ways in which the sharing spirit of the internet collectivizes, codifies, and makes folklore of fantastic speculation.Caveat: Although Mr. Kinsella was obviously an observer and maybe a participant in the Ong’s Hat “game” sequence, he did not consult us before publishing this book, and therefore there are several speculations in it that are incorrect as to their assumptions. We, therefore cannot endorse all the material in this book as factual. It is however a look from the outside and still an interesting read.
This Is Not A Game: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming [Paperback] (free sample chapter here [PDF])
by Dave Szulborski Amazon,Barnes and Noble, Powells (also available as an ebook at those locations)Imagine a world of mystery and excitement, adventure and fantasy, waiting for you to explore. A world that reacts to your every move, with characters and companies that talk to you, send you messages, and even give you items to help you in your quest. A world so immersive that you can no longer tell where the reality ends and the fiction begins. Welcome to the world of Alternate Reality Gaming. This Is Not A Game: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming by Dave Szulborski is the perfect introduction to the unique and exciting world of Alternate Reality Games. Written by the creator of five successful and critically acclaimed ARGs, This Is Not A Game features detailed sections on the theory and history of Alternate Reality Gaming, as well as a “How To Guide” for aspiring game creators. The book also includes Dave’s personal reflections on creating some of the most popular ARGs ever developed, and essays on gaming and cooperative writing by Joseph Matheny.
Synchronicity and the Seventh Seal Google Books
Started as a follow up book to Ong’s Hat, SatSS morphed over time into a metafiction/magical/realist/surrealist/exquisite corpse work between myself and “Peter Moon” (a pen name). My part was transmitted via email and very long phone conversations while I was living in a remote part of the wilderness, working on commercializing elements of the Metamachine software, having moved on from those experiments. Those components, specifically the contextual elements, became the patents that are now cited by tech concerns such as Apple, Amazon, IBM, Oracle, HTC, Motorola, Nokia and others. During the course of our conversations, I convinced Peter that SatSS should be metafiction and that it would be a good exercise for him to try his hand at such. He took in all the elements I gave him, added some of his own and what you have is this end result which I only half jokingly reviewed as “The result of an exquisite corpse between Salvador Dali and Commander X“.Caveat: We cannot endorse all the material in this book, so buyer beware. The slant and opinions expressed in this book do not reflect our own, they are the sole responsibility of the author of SatSS.
War Against the Matrix (Greek) Metaekdotiki (out of Print) Look for a used copyΟι Εκδόσεις Αρχέτυπο μόλις εξέδωσαν ένα εκρηκτικό συλλογικό έργο με το γενικό τίτλο Ο πόλεμος ενάντια στο MATRIX. Ο κόσμος στον οποίο ζούμε είναι φανταστικός, είμαστε σε μια φυλακή και οι δεσμοφύλακές μας κυκλοφορούν ανάμεσά μας μεταμφιεσμένοι. Είμαστε σκλάβοι, χωρίς να το ξέρουμε. Ζούμε μέσα σε ένα πρόγραμμα ενός μεγάλου και έξυπνα στημένου υπολογιστή κι εμείς οι ίδιοι είμαστε ομαδοποιημένες ρεπλίκες των παραμέτρων του προγράμματος. Ποιοι είναι αυτοί που μας παρακολουθούν και πειραματίζονται μαζί μας; Σε ποιον ανήκουμε; Υπάρχει στ’ αλήθεια το Εγώ ή υπάρχει μόνο το Εμείς;
Τι είναι λοιπόν το ΜΑΤRΙΧ; Είναι ό,τι μας έχει επιβληθεί να βλέπουμε, να αισθανόμαστε και να σκεφτόμαστε, έτσι ώστε το ΜΑΤRΙΧ να είναι παντού και ΠΟΥΘΕΝΑ!
Υπάρχουν κεκρόπορτες στο ΜΑΤRΙΧ; Υπάρχει κλειδί που να τις ξεκλειδώνει;
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51Zx4Bj083L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_ Ong’s Hat: a novel by Steven ReevesWhat is Reality — merely a physical world crammed with what we see, taste, touch, feel, smell and hear? Or are there places, realms and dimensions that we do not yet experience? Steven Reeves has attempted to keep our minds open to different possibilities.“Ong’s Hat” is based on a popular urban myth – a secretive society formed by a mystic, then continued by scientific investigators who have explored various methods that could lead into alternate dimensions. Instead of writing yet another semi-scientific tome about new discoveries, Reeves has attempted to explain his  views through a work of fiction.His novel is set in contemporary America. The main character, Stash Ullim, is a man whose life has been churned up by the muddy waters of passion, jealousy and revenge. He has taken refuge in a quaint New England town where he paints and operates a small art gallery. Stash’s ordered existence shattered one rainy day near the river. Gillian is virtually thrown into his life as she escapes a horrific fate at the hands of a sadistic killer. As much as Stash dares to love her, he is held back by past events, which still haunt him – a flawed man in a superficial world he himself created (see “Brain Bandits” by Steven Reeves).In an unpredictable pattern, Gillian comes and goes – Stash isn’t certain when she will appear in his life again, how long she will stay or if she will ever return. Gillian gives him a strange book to read – “The Reality of Order and Chaos” – which outlines a startling theory that Reality is far larger than we can imagine and shaped by strange forces. One morning, he follows Gillian to a secret rendezvous and discovers that the threshold of his life might be on a different plane than he had ever imagined. Stash Ullim is not only out of touch with his own reality but all alternate realities, too.By itself, the novel is entertaining, packed with action and climaxes. Yet, underlying the plot are threads of cutting edge science that reveals the Universe in a different light – perhaps in a manner that has never been described before.Was “Ong’s Hat” merely a myth? Just a mind game that keeps brain cells amused for a few hours? Or could it have a solid base in Reality, a threshold that leads to other dimensions, different worlds and a bigger, broader Universe of awe and wonder. If you’ve ever wondered about life and want to Know, this well-written novel will provide the impetus to begin your own search of Reality.In ways you could not possibly imagine, “Ong’s Hat” will open the doors to your mind and let in the Light.

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