Joseph Matheny is a writer and transmedia artist who has created works using Alternate Reality Gaming and Transmedia Storytelling methods. He holds patents for prediction, recommendation and behavioral analysis algorithms and software design. He is a published author of screenplays, white papers, technology, sci-fi, marketing and gaming books.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and has held the positions of executive director/producer for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival Podcasts. He has also hosted and produced the podcast Cup of TNB for The Nervous Breakdown. Recently, University Press of Mississippi has issued a text book about his work and methods, to be used by university lit, myth and religion classes. This work was written by Michael Kinsella, PhD. and is titled Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat.