Thursday, January 23, 2020

Samizdat - YouTube!

With a little help from a smart friend, I made a YouTube channel that hosts video versions of my Cicada 3301 articles. Activated January 9, 2020, it now (January 23) has 458 subscribers and more than 6,000 views. 

My interviews and articles about Cicada 3301 are interesting only to a select audience. While 3301 was considered the "web's greatest mystery," no one understood where it came from or what its actual purpose was. 

Until now. I interview the people behind the mystery, and no one, I think, ever imagined what a maelstrom that would ignite. 

The interviews and articles are on my site at Samizdat

Now the videos are on Samizdat YouTube.

More, much more, is on the way.  

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The Cicada Files--Updated

I updated The Cicada Files on Samizdat: 

Months of researching and writing went into the project--and bitter cyberwar. 

I open with a Prelude

These articles were published on January 9, 2020. 

I follow with a definitive explanation of the Cicada Trademark and its current custodian, Mr. Marcus Wanners: Marcus Wanners & "Halfassed Journalism." (7,125 words). 

Then I segue into an exposé of The Wikia in The Repugnant brotherBox. (4,361 words). 

I conclude with an opus that rewrites popular consensus: Z 3301 et al. (21,476 words). 

Interviews, August and September, 2019. 

I published my interviews with gHOST3301 and the former lead designer of Cicada 3301, Arturo Tafoya, in August and September, 2019. Mr. Tafoya created the graphics that illustrate the series. He is responsible for the iconic visuals that made 3301 a cultural phenomenon. 

My interview with gHOST3301 was published September 2, 2019: gHOST3301 Interviewed. (17,466 words). 

The interview with Arturo Tafoya was published on August 15, 2019: Arturo Tafoyovsky Interviewed. (11,243 words). 

Work Ahead.

I am now finalizing my interview with the YouTube celebrity Manuel Chavez III. 

The Chavez interview is by far the largest, and likely to surmount 100,000 words when my research on its commentary is complete. 

The Cicada Files will conclude with an analysis of the organization, functions and goals of the cyber order. 

What is the Point? 

I use the tools of political science to produce a work of history. 

As this works continues, I will give some thought to my YouTube channel, and upload videos that illustrate the series. 

I will archive all digital works on my PasteBin and on LBRY. 

I look forward to the maelstrom that this work will incite. 

I know that everything that I write is destined for oblivion. 

But--in the meantime, we shall reap the whirlwind. 

Estéban Trujillo de Gutiérrez
January 9, 2020