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 10 years ago, nd I've been blogging for 7 years. I'm still learning, every day. Welcome.

War of the Worlds 2.0

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 “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.

posted this 15 years ago.

(Friday November 14th 2008 at 3:00am)

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