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 #6 RLE – “Dogs Can Understand Human Speech, scientists discover”

“Dogs understand what some human words mean, according to a study published in the prestigious journal Science.  In a world-first experiment, academics in Hungary trained 13 dogs to voluntarily lie in an MRI scanner to monitor what happened in their brain when the researchers spoke to them. They discovered that Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #6 RLE – Mathematics and predictions

Article: “Better predictions of the working life of industrial components” “A minor disparity between an established mathematical model to predict creep crack growth behavior in materials in high-temperature environments and actual data has prompted Dr. Warwick Payten to reassess the approach and revise the model.” “Being able to more accurately Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #6 – explanation of key words and phrases

Reliable knowledge – Reliable knowledge can be interpreted in a few slightly different ways.  It can mean something along the lines of consistent or trustworthy depending on the context. Reliable knowledge can have wholly different meanings depending on the AOK and RLE.  Think carefully about what it takes for knowledge to be viewed Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #6 RLE – 85 year old Japanese man found not guilty of murder in retrial.

“In a retrial held decades after his conviction, a court on Thursday acquitted an 85-year-old man of a 1985 murder in Kumamoto Prefecture. The Kumamoto District Court found Koki Miyata not guilty in the murder of his shogi partner Matao Okamura in Matsubase, Kumamoto Prefecture, more than 34 years ago.” https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/03/28/national/crime-legal/39-years-13-year-jail-term-85-year-old-finally-exonerated-kumamoto-murder-retrial/ Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #6 RLE – Japanese art protest

Article : “Masked artist makes sticky issue out of radiation in Japan” “Known as 281 Antinuke, Japan’s answer to Banksy has covered Tokyo streets in images depicting politicians as vampires and children being shielded from radioactive rain to highlight the consequences of a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant after Read more…