eMusings - oh what a cornucopia of sounds and sights I have found for you this month! You're in for some treats.

If you love architecture as much as I do, you will want to look at this slide show of unusual structures from around the world. They range in concept from a New York City suspended farm to an underwater five star hotel, but all are eye-opening.

Posted by a friend on Facebook, this video, called "Knock Knock ", will tear at your heartstrings. Think of it as the Knock Knock that (almost) never got an answer. Heart-rending, but inspirational as well.

Regen Projects in Los Angeles is presenting a number of very talented artists in their current exhibition. Among my favorites are the ink drawings of Jennifer Pastor; the multimedia oil paintings of Elliott Hundley; and the picaresque constructions of John Bock - be sure to go beyond the first two or three slides of Bock's work. The lively forms of Urs Fischer are also worth seeing.

Four years ago, David Hockney returned to his native England, temporarily he has said, to paint a new series of works that will be shown at the PaceWildenstein Gallery in Midtown Manhattan and at their second venue in Chelsea as well. Mr. Hockney last exhibited in New York thirteen years ago. He still claims Hollywood as his home - it was there that he dyed his hair blond in 1964 and began making paintings of swimming pools and their habitues. His latest works are large landscape paintings of the English countryside.

In the world of prize-winning photographs, the Los Angeles Times brings us finalists and winners of Pulitzer Prizes in Breaking News Photography.

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye has put his work into a beautifully constructed website. It not only showcases his fine work but is a show-stopper itself. Believe me, after 15 years of publishing on the web I can verify the talent and technical skill that went into this one.

What happens when you combine a classic soprano with a group of doowopers? See how it works when The Groove Barbers sing O Mio Babbino Caro with Inna Dukach. It's hard not to smile at this one.

Ever wonder where the future will take the classic desktop mouse? A video called 10/ Gui has set the mouse trap for tomorrow. Watch this to see where we may be headed. The concept named Con10uum that is behind this technology is both clear and educational.

The Natural History Museum in London and the BBC Wildlife Magazine show the winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The winning photograph of a leaping wolf is stunning.

Frieze Magazine reviews an exhibit called "Superabundant: A Celebration of Pattern", which aims to explore "the use of decoration within the public sphere". The installations should inspire us to rethink what we want to see in our public spaces. Frieze Magazine was established in 1991 and is published 8 times yearly. It is backed by the Frieze Foundation, which is funded by the European Commission and Arts Council England. The magazine is worth exploring.

Finally, for those of you interested in perception and reality, take a look at a presentation called The Same Color Illusion. I think you'll be surprised at the results.

c.Corinne Whitaker 2009