Posts tagged AOK Arts
Posts tagged AOK Arts
AOK Arts - Artistic skill and intention.
As we study AOK Arts in TOK, I thought I’d share this weird/wonderful video of Ani K from Kerala in India.
There is undoubted artistic skill on show here and think of the links to sense perception required for the artist to produce his work.
How can technology transform the human body? - Lucy McRae.
A fascinating (very) short TED talk on how technology and biology may be moulded and linked in the future.
Whilst studying AOK Arts there is plenty here about the intention of the ‘artist’ and the reaction of the audience - would YOU wear some of the clothes mentioned?
There’s also links to be made here with ‘colour coded’ scents, or with perfume that can be ingested so “the human body becomes the atomizer”.
Finally, are there any ethical considerations to what McRae proposes? Will it change ‘mother nature’s design’?
For more TED talks go to TED.com
WOK Emotion - Music and Emotion.
(or Mr. McHugh’s excuse to put the Sex Pistols on his Tumblr)
Watch the video above and think about your emotional reaction to it. Is it the same as if you listen to the Marconi Union’s song “Weightless” that was recently voted the most relaxing song of all time?
If you do have a different reaction why do you think that is?
The link to Marconi Union is here:
The Daily Mail article on the research on how the song became “the most relaxing of all time” can be found here:
WOK Language - “How Murakami’s “1Q84” was translated into English.”
An interesting article - perfect for up-coming TOK presentations - on the work of a translator. What gets ‘lost in translation’ when books are changed from one language to another? Is the nuance of the food lost for example? Also, surprisingly, can a translation actually improve on the original work?
Click the book cover (above) to find out.
From The Atlantic.com
WOK Sense Perception - Models? Real life?
This images (above) are examples of a photograph technique known as ‘Miniature faking.’ All of the photographs are full size but several tricks are used to make it appear as if it were a miniature.
The lens is tilted on its axis, making the depth of field shallow and causing foreground and background to blur. (This effect can also be enhanced in digital processing of the photo.) The picture is taken from a high vantage point, as one might look down on a model. And the colors are digitally saturated to give the effect of a painted miniature. These techniques, combined, fool the eye into thinking this is not a full-size object.
Great TOK links here to how technology enables us to manipulate our representations of ‘reality’.
(Click on them to enlarge and see the detail.)
Images courtesy of ‘Mighty Optical Illusion’ @Yahoo.
Tune of the Week.
Tired? Stressed with the IB? Stressed with life? Play Marconi Union’s song “Weightless” and all of your troubles will disappear - for a while anyway…
It’s just been confirmed as “the most relaxing song of all time”. Read more about it here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049948/Most-relaxing-song-UK-band-Boffins.html
#historyteacher #englishteacher #tokteacher
The podcast embedded (above) is from the excellent BBC “Witness” series. It’s topic is World War I poetry and it mostly discusses Robert Graves. There is also mention of Graves’ friendship with Siegfried Sassoon and the impact the war had on him.
It gives a different view on the First World War and it should help with your study in English of poetry of the war.
(There are obvious links here to TOK - AOK History and AOK Arts in particular)
AOK Arts - Is there any originality in Arts? “The Matrix as a Remix”
Watch this great video (6 minutes) which shows the the influences on the makers of one of the most “original"movies of recent years. Can the art that was produced be called "new"?
There are good discussions apparent here for AOK Arts and AOK History. There’s also cultural aspects that can be explored with the use of Asian cinema and Hollywood interpretation.
AOK Natural Science with AOK Arts - How Science can help us understand Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Follow the link below to read how Donald Olsen, an astronomer from Texas, has used the night sky to solve some of the great mysteries of art and literature.
"Use Art to turn the world inside out."
For Yr.12 ToK (and Yr.11s who visited MASP this week) check out this TED Talk by French street artist “JR”. He talks about how art can change the world:
ToK: THINK about whether the artist’s purpose changes the nature of his art?