November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #4 RLE – Kintsugi

Article: Kintsugi: The Centuries-Old Art of Repairing Broken Pottery with Gold “Poetically translated to“golden joinery,” Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery. Rather than rejoin ceramic pieces with a camouflaged adhesive, the Kintsugi technique employs a special tree sap lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Once Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #3 – links between selfies and self-esteem

Article: Links found between selfie viewing and decreased self-esteem” “Frequent viewing of selfies through social network sites like Facebook is linked to a decrease in self-esteem and life satisfaction, according to Penn State researchers in mass communications.” links found between selfie viewing and decreased self-esteem” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161019141814.htm This RLE has a Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #6 RLE – Artist “paints” using Excel spreadsheets

“77-year-old Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi chooses to work with Microsoft Excel to produce his beautiful works of art. His “paintings” are remarkably intricate works that mimic traditional Japanese paintings that offer scenic views of natural landscapes rich with cultural motifs.” https://mymodernmet.com/tatsuo-horiuchi-excel-spreadsheet-paintings/ November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #2 RLE – “Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music”

“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 to beauty.” https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2014/feb/mathematical-beauty-activates-same-brain-region-great-art-or-music Significant breakthroughs like this often require someone creative or ingenious to Read more…