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.

I have written in the past about the works of Yayoi Kusama. Now 82 years old, riding in a polka-dotted wheelchair, she is about to become the focus of an exhibit at the Tate Modern in London. This Financial Times article on her is worth reading, as well as the accompanying slide show.

For those of you fascinated by patterns in nature, this TED talk by Scott Rickard, titled "The beautiful math behind the ugliest music", will be intriguing. As a musician friend of mine wrote, "yes,indeed, the music is ugly". But the discourse is unusual.

Graphic novels have become a source of inspiration for many writers and readers. Now one called "Zahra's Paradise" is being called ground-breaking for its "literary activism". First seen as a web comic in 2010, the novel includes delicate black and white drawings and is based on a roll of film found among the properties of a Canadian Iranian photographer who was arrested and tortured in the Islamic Republic. At the end of the book is a list of the 16,901 individuals killed by the Islamic Republic since 1979. Compare this to the Washington Post article linked at this month's new digital paintings page and you will have an inkling of what our series "No More War" is all about.

For years I have followed the work of Robert Irwin, who gave an air of mystery to fields of light. Now Doug Wheeler, a founder along with Irwin of the Light and Space Movement, is being given his due with a show at the David Zwirner Gallery in the Chelsea section of New York City. BTW: the slide show following Irwin's work is an educational excursion into some fine works at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

CNN offers a powerful set of photographic images titled "Hong Kong's Poor Living in Cages". The title is self-explanatory.

Luke Jerram took a seismogram of the 2011 earthquake in Japan. He rotated the image and output it using 3D printing technology. The result is a series called Terra.

Treat yourself to a You Tube of Sarah Brightman and her inimitable rendition of "Don't cry for me Argentina". In fact, you can sign up for an email each time they put up a new video. The site is called "Great Show Tunes", and among other offerings they have Great Opera Videos.

We hear little today about the work of Alvin Langdon Coburn, who started smashing the conventions of typical photography in the early 20th Century. Coburn's work is being shown at Tate Britain, and focuses on a group called the Vorticists, which Coburn jointed along with such other luminaries as Ezra Pound.

"Made in Iceland" will take you back to your youth and a time when anything was possible. A young girl hikes alone through the emptinesses of Iceland and makes us yearn for what might have been.

c.Corinne Whitaker 2012