I didn’t know about this until today. The Google Art Project allows you to tour museums and check out a huge range of amazing paintings in ridiculously high resolution. 

The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by our museum partners, we have created a unique online art experience. Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share. With a team of Googlers working across many product areas we are able to harness the best of Google to power the Art Project experience. Few people will ever be lucky enough to be able to visit every museum or see every work of art they’re interested in but now many more can enjoy over 30 000 works of art from sculpture to architecture and drawings and explore over 150 collections from 40 countries, all in one place. We’re also lucky at Google to have the technology to make this kind of project a reality.

The Sidney Bradford case

Sidney Bradford became blind at 10 months old. At the age of 52, he underwent a medical procedure to restore his sight. He provided a lot of insights for scientists who study the senses. However, he found his new world of vision so confusing and, ultimately, upsetting, that two years after his operation, he comitted suicide. 

From Wikipedia:

Intoxicated with a new world of colour and motion, Bradford became terrified of the sights that he could not, in many cases, understand. He could not recognise humans, or many items he had perceived only by touch.

BBC’s Health Check did an episode on the Bradford case.