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.

The Tate London is showing two hundred of its collection highlights online. There are some real gems here, worth looking at closely, like Rodin's "The Kiss" and Cornelia Parker's "Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View".

The Financial Times has an excellent article on the later works of such artists as Cy Twombly and Turner. This is the article I am quoting, by the way, in this month's Quill, titled "Perhaps".

Check out this essay from the Huffington Post on music written by computers. Can it move you? Can you tell the difference between computer-generated music and human-composed? Two composers in Vancouver have received a grant of $488,000. Canadian dollars to crete the Musical Metacreation project examining the idea that computers can indeed create emotional music if given enough data.

Patrick Wilson describes himself as "a studio rat...a painting junkie...and a slow motion action painter". However you parse this, his canvases are subtle, elegant rhapsodies on the square,on color fields, and on lines conversing with solids. Wilson lives and works in Los Angeles and is now showing at Marx and Zavaterro in San Francisco. Visual Art Source writes of his canvases, "They have the feeling of a gorgeous and brightly sunny Southern California day, all high keyed and brilliantly alive.It's a day that you don't ever want to end".

Clyfford Still,who died in 1980, agreed to give away all of his art to any city in the U.S. that would keep the collection together after he died. The Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, which recently opened, is showing just a few of his canvases, many of which have never been seen before. They were discovered rolled up in his farmhouse in Maryland after his wife's death. Still is considered a pioneer of the early 20th Century Abstract Expressionist movement.

Julius Weiland creates delicate, exquisite forms in glass that play into the ethereal nature of the material.Unfortunately his website is overly clever rather than informative, but don't let that fool you. Click on any of the color rectangles and you will see an explosion of glass beauty.

If you want to see the Earth as an astronaut does, then watch this YouTube called Bella Gaia. In just five minutes you can pretend you are a rocket scientist and watch out tiny planet from a space ship.

Yousuf Karsh, who died in 2002, compiled a photographic portfolio of the rich and famous, women and men who had made their mark in the world. Although he photographed other subjects as well, it is his portraits that made him famous., particularly one of Winston Churchill. Karsh left over 150,000 negatives, covering the history of an era.

The Rubin Museum of Art holds an extensive collection of Himalayan works, now available online to the public. You can spend hours at this site, exeriencing everything from sculpture to blockprints, from masks to book covers.

By now you have heard of TED talks, which present unusual thinkers in diverse fields, giving each one exactly twenty minutes to make their presentation. One of the more unusual is called "The thrilling potential of Sixth Sense technology". In Sixth Sense, the user wears a device that allows her to make contact between the world of data and the real world.

Think you know what an artichoke does when an artichoke does what it does? Think again, because an MRI technologist at Boston University has been scanning produce with some amazing results. The X-rays have also been made into videos, which are shown on his blog, "Inside Insides".

Take a look at this installation by Crystal Wagner, part of the Sparks 3DS festival in Minneapolis. You can see more of her light and fanciful work at her website - check out especially the installations and sculptural forms.

I have omitted graphics and used only links, partially due to the current brouhaha over copyrights. Give me your feedback on how you feel about this.

c.Corinne Whitaker 2012