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…

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…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #6 RLE – WWII poem (Japan/Saipan)

https://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poem/item/3779/auto/0/CLIFF The original poem (written in Japanese) is about women on Saipan who jumped off of a cliff during the latter stages of WWII as U.S. forces approached. There are a number of different translations in English that in some ways differ from the original. One such translation adds variation Read more…