The Hotlist: April 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

The New Inquiry
The New Inquiry is a nonprofit online zine that intelligently examines arts and culture with a focus on literature and politics.

The BYGONE BUREAU
The BYGONE BUREAU describes itself as "a Journal of Modern Thought." Three times a week it publishes articles on culture and travel. In 2009, it won a Web Award at South by Southwest Interactive.


BLOGS

Colossal – An art and design blog
Creator and editor Christopher Jobson describes Colossal as an exploration of the "intersection of art, design, and physical craft." It is the stunning photography on this blog that stands out most.


ONLINE PORTFOLIO

Dave Werner's Portfolio
Digital designer Dave Werner's online portfolio is a multimedia extravaganza that showcases his outstanding work.

stonetree
Stonetree is a showcase of German interactive media artist Marcel Meyer's gorgeous work. His uniquely animated photographs dubbed "cinemagraphs" are particularly enchanting.


TV FOR THE INTERNET

Malice: The Webseries
Malice is an original series in the horror genre made exclusively for the Web. It's created, written, directed, and produced by Philip Cook. See the first six episodes of season one online.

Henry & Aaron
Henry Inglis and Aaron McCann are Australian comedians. On their Web site, you can watch their seven-part online satirical series, Henry & Aaron's 7 Steps to Superstardom.

The Daly Show
Filmmaking brothers Ben and Josh Shelton present their YouTube series, The Daly Show, starring actor brothers Tim and Sam Daly. Featured guest stars include Taye Diggs and Amy Brenneman.


INTERACTIVE ONLINE VIDEO

Being Henry – Presented by Range Rover
Being Henry is a cutting-edge choose-your-own-path film sponsored by Range Rover and created by New York ad agency, Brooklyn Brothers.

WATERLIFE – National Film Board of Canada
Presented by the National Film Board of Canada, WATERLIFE is a multi-path online video installation that explores issues regarding North America's fresh water supply with a focus on the Great Lakes.

Showtime SHORT stories
The Showtime Network presents its selection of online video "SHORT stories" described as "Small films. Big ideas." Showtime picked content creators to craft these video short stories exclusively for their Web site.


WEB COMICS

Chroniques de Jerusalem
French Canadian cartoonist Guy DeLisle offers his stark and beautiful sketches of life in Jerusalem.

 

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.