November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #5 RLE – 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 Posting and viewing of selfies 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 #3 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/ There are significant disagreements about how to judge the value Read more…

May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – tree and fungi species sharing resources

Text: “Mycorrhizal Networks.” UBC Botanical Garden. “[Fungal networks] have recently been discovered by Professor Suzanne Simard and her graduate students to connect the roots of trees and facilitate the sharing of resources in Douglas-fir forests of interior British Columbia, thereby bolstering their resilience against disturbance or stress and facilitating the Read more…