ArtLung: I am Joe Crawford. Welcome to my website circa July 2008. I am a web developer. I live in Moorpark, California, USA. I work in Los Angeles, and have lived elsewhere and done many surprising things. I put up the first ArtLung website 12 years ago, moved it to artlung.com 10 years ago, nd I've been blogging for 7 years. I'm still learning, every day. Welcome.

War of the Worlds 2.0 2008 Nov 14

On Halloween I participated in a wonderful, strange experiment called War of the Worlds 2.0 on twitter. Here’s the story of how it came to be, from Kris Kowal.

My entries can be found by doing a search on search.twitter.com: “wotw2 from:artlung”. I’ve always been a fan of the idea of Orson Welles hacking the radio audience in 1939, and loved the tie-in between that story and Buckaroo Banzai.

Here’s the wrap up: War of the Worlds 2.0 – The Post Mortem. Mack Reed also has a wonderful post that thinks deeply, if at a thousand miles an hour — about what it means and what it’s about. I think he’s right on target. Read Kris’ post too, and follow the links contained therein. Great stuff about a fun event.

That night we actually went to a football game Tyler played in, and Leah would ask me what was happening, and I’d say “we’re trapped in a tripod net, slung below — we’re headed north but I suspect the tripod will return.” It was an enjoyable consensual hallucination.

Joe Crawford blogged this at 3:00am in 2008 in November. The 14th was a Friday. You are reading this 11 years later. Comment. There are no comments Tweet. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

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