The joy of the Internet is also its drawback: there is simply too much information, much of it excellent, for the mind to absorb. I hope that in making these suggestions for your web surfing I have singled out some of the best.

Art Basel has now spread its wings to Hong Kong. After existing in Switzerland for over forty years, the festival has opened in Asia for the first time. This site will show you thirty-seven of the entries with, I think, mixed results. But there are some excellent works here and they give you a good overview of what some contemporary artists are attempting.

An audio-visual installation titled "Forms" presents the collaboration of two artists who focus on human motion in space and time. Their work echoes the early photography of Eadweard Muybridge and his studies of horses in motion. In "Forms", the sources are athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games, where humans in motion have been transformed into abstractions.

NBC's technology News describes what they call the "World's smallest stop-motion film made with individual atoms". The films were created by researchers at IBM, where what you see is actually one hundred million times larger than the original elements. One movie is called "A Boy and his Atom", where a youngster is watched through 242 frames as he plays with an actual atom, represented by dots. The scientists use a scanning tunneling microscope that works at minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 268 degrees Celsius).

According to Wikipedia, the word "Vimeo" means a website where viewers can share their own videos. The word vimeo was made up by Jake Lodwick, adding the word "me" to video and creating an anagram of the word movie. Wikipedia adds that 65 million people use the site every month, as of December, 2011. For our eMusings purposes we have found some unusual vimeos at a site called fubiz. Start with "Piano Works 13", follow up with "Oscillate", and scroll down to "The Vein/Magma".

For those of you interested in history,here is the very first page ever created for the World Wide Web.

A site called LiveLeak gives a very brief but fascinating illustration by an Asian artist named Li Hongbo of how his paper sculptures move in space.

Try to imagine an art installation where it rains everywhere except where you are standing. Even if you move around you stay dry while the rain falls around you. Enterprising visitors have tried, unsuccessfully, to outwit the process. They simply can't. Click on the second image for a discussion of how it was created.

Design Boom takes us through the process whereby Phillipp Weber has changed a trumpet into a glass-blowing tool. He calls it "Strange Symphony".

There has been a lot of buzz about Google's new glasses. CNN Tech shows just one possible application in which you can take a photo by just blinking your eye.

Again for you history buffs, the Smithsonian has unearthed some photos of the Titanic survivors being rescued. The last slide gives an interesting description of the actions of the Captain, which are now believed to have caused the tragedy which experts now think would not have occurred if he had continued straight on and hit the iceberg.

Fine Art Connoisseur presents an exibition of the watercolors of John Singer Sargent being shown at the Brooklyn Museum. The show came about from a cooperative venture between the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Most people are familiar with Sargent's oil paintings. It is unusual to see his watercolors displayed.

Set your mind's calendar back and watch a rare newsreel footage from 1930 showing how Helen Keller's teacher worked with her, and hearing Keller speak her first words. Rendered deaf, blind and mute by an illness at the age of nineteen months, Helen Keller became an inspiration to millions, graduated from Radcliffe College, helped to found the ACLU, and received the Presidential Award of Freedom from Lyndon Johnson. More information on her remarkable life and achievements can be found at Helen Keller biography.

c.Corinne Whitaker 2013