The Hotlist: March 2012
A Guide to the Web’s Most Cutting Edge New Media Content

Compiled by Elliot Feldman 

If you’d like your site to be featured on the Hotlist, send an e-mail to elliotfeldman@yahoo.com.


ZINES

Newgeography.com
NewGeography.com is a Web site started as a co-venture by writer Joel Kotkin and Praxis Strategic Group. The site can be seen as a frequently updated companion piece to Kotkin's book, The New Geography, How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping the American Landscape. NewGeography.com describes itself as "a site devoted to analyzing and discussing the places where we live and work. We want to know not only what is happening, but also how you, your company and your community can best adapt to rapidly changing conditions. "

Brain Pickings
Brain Pickings describes itself as "the brain child of Maria Popova, a cultural curator and curious mind at large, who also writes for Wired UK, The Atlantic and Design Observer, among others." It's a weekly online newsletter focusing on all aspects of the creative process with an eye on the future of mass media.


SOCIAL NETWORKING

Les Artistes du Web
"Curated" by artist Tanguy Mignot, "les Artistes du Web" is an exquisite artist social networking website that also functions as an aggregator of cutting-edge visual art from around the world. Its function has also been described as an online curation service for visual artists.


TV FOR THE INTERNET

Anyone But Me – The Web Series
Anyone But Me is a dramatic series made exclusively for the Web. Its primetime production values can be credited to the veteran television executive producer-writer team of Susan Miller (The L Word and thirtysomething) and Tina Cesa (In Their Absence). In its third season, Anyone But Me describes its show concept as follows: "Introducing a new generation: gay, straight and ethnically diverse.”


WEB ANIMATION

NFB – Welcome to Pine Point
Sponsored by Canada's National Film Board, long renowned for their artful animated shorts, Welcome to Pine Point is a deeply intelligent and evocative interactive art installation that might also be described as a digital art novel. It was created by The Goggles, the artist-writer team of Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons who were the creative forces behind the political humor site, Adbusters.


TECHNOLOGY NEWS

The Chimerist
Online content veterans Laura Miller and Maud Newton present The Chimerist, an informative and entertaining blog that focuses on cutting edge apps for Apple's iPad. It is a good starting point for pad technology newbies.

The Verge
The Verge is a "technology-focused news publication" that also serves as an in-depth info resource that includes topic "hubs:" Android, Apple, Apps, Microsoft, and Web & Social.


WEB COMICS

Bouletcorp.com
Bouletcorp is French cartoonist Boulet's gorgeous comics blog. WARNING: The strong language and sexual subject matter is not for the easily offended.

DHARBIN!
DHARBIN! is Charlotte, North Carolina cartoonist Dustin Harbin's diary comics blog published every Monday through Friday.

Lisa Hanawalt
Brooklyn-based cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt's personal Web site offers a rich variety of her comics, artwork, and illustration.

Matias Inks
Swedish cartoonist Matias Adolfsson showcases a highly original series of his drawings of comics and whimsical creatures.

Steve Wolfhard
Canadian cartoonist Steve Wolfhard's blog features "Turtle Needs Work" and other examples of his hilarious comics.

 

The WGAW encourages New Media projects to respect content creators through Guild contracts. If you’re working in New Media and would like information on getting your project covered, contact Tamara Krinsky or call (323) 782-4511. 

Elliot Feldman's novel, Sitting Shiva, was published in 2003 -- ISBN: 0964374064. And check out his comics at Scene4 Magazine - WARNING: Not for the easily offended.