THIS IS NOT A GAME
Why was the Qanon conspiracy so successful? Arne Vogelgesang’s video essay traces the history and backgrounds of this phenomenon, especially its parallels to Alternate Reality Games, to help to better understand QAnon’s appeal. ARGs combine performative and online-specific methods. This way, very active and astonishingly long-lasting communities can be organized in a very short amount of time.
The video essay was developed as a part of the focus on »The extreme right (&) gaming cultures« by jugendschutz.net.