November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #4 RLE – Miami building collapse

BBC article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57710766 Engineering requires “a systematic process” to ensure that buildings are built to code and are safe. Subsequent safety inspections also rely on “a systematic process” although it is different process than the one used during building design and construction. The Miami building collapse shows the failure of Read more…

November 2021 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #4 RLE – Russian sniper cartoon

The website Rejected Princesses focuses on underrepresented parts of history and uses a comic-style format: “”Well-behaved women seldom make history. Rejected Princesses celebrates those who did. Part art project, part standup routine, part book report, this site imagines what if we made animated musicals about the women of history and myth who refused to behave.” https://www.rejectedprincesses.com Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #4 RLE – digital art made with Excel

“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/ Despite stereotypes to the contrary, art quite often makes use Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #4 RLE – Archaeologists use lasers to find ruins

Article: Lasers reveal Maya war ruins “ARCHAEOLOGISTS GUIDED BY laser images of a remote region of northern Guatemala have discovered 20-foot-high walls, watchtowers, and other evidence that ancient Maya societies waged large-scale warfare over many years. The finds have upended long-established impressions of a civilization that tamed the jungle and built Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #4 RLE – origami and NASA

Headline: “NASA’s New Shape-Shifting Radiator Inspired by Origami” “Japan’s ancient art of paper folding has inspired the design of a potentially trailblazing “smart” radiator that a NASA technologist is now developing to remove or retain heat on small satellites. Vivek Dwivedi, a technologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Read more…