May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example -mathematical beauty and the brain

Text: “”Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music.” https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2014/feb/mathematical-beauty-activates-same-brain-region-great-art-or-music Extract: “People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #6 specific example – GTA 6 satire article

Text: The Beaverton. “Shocking Grand Theft Auto VI leak reveals new game set in Regina.” https://www.thebeaverton.com/2022/09/shocking-grand-theft-auto-vi-leak-reveals-new-game-set-in-regina/ The satire website The Beaverton published the above article after the leak of gameplay videos from the yet unfinished GTA 6. The article isn’t really about GTA 6 but more about the city of Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – learning a traditional art

Text: https://internationalnohinstitute.com/category/training/ Replicability can be extremely in the arts, particularly if a participant is involved in a traditional art. In this replicability allows the knowledge of traditional Japanese Noh theater to be passed on over time. Replicability plays a much different role in this kind of specific example than it Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #6 – specific example – Japanese art methodology

Text: “Methods of Expression.” https://nomurakakejiku.com/lesson_lineup/methods-of-expression This website shows how different traditional Japanese painting materials and methods results in different kinds of works of art. The final paintings are to some extent a result of the methodologies chosen. However, the knowledge that the artist wishes to express (and the knowledge the Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #2 – specific example – Iroha (Japanese poem in translation)

Text: Iroha. Translation from Abe, Ryuichi (1999). The Weaving of Mantra: Kûkai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-11286-6. Iroha is an older Japanese poem with deep connections to Japanese culture and religion. There are a number of different versions – the original cannot be read by the Read more…