Film Planning Doc

 

Estimated Timing of Pres 10 minutes

 

Resource: Does Nail Art Prove That Anything Can Be A Canvas For Artistic Expression?

 

Topic (why is it significant?): Defining art

Essential Question: What is art?

 

1.     What is the real life situation under consideration?

Looking at the many functional objects that surround us everyday and are designed for aesthetic appeal, we can question whether or not these objects are art.

 

2.     What is the TOK knowledge issue(s) (questions) that will be the focus of your presentation?

What is art? What constitutes artistic knowledge? Does functionality negate artistic value? Does art have its own function? Is it necessary to define art? Is a universal definition of art possible?

a.     How will you identify the knowledge issue(s)?

I will identify the knowledge issues by providing examples of situations that prompt these inquiries and then explain the larger idea and concepts that they represent.

 

b.     How will you show your personal perspective?

I will use examples that are personal to my life.

 

c.     How will you make connections to other Ways of Knowing or Areas of Knowledge?

I will talk about how art interacts with and uses emotions, reasoning, and perception to produce and spread knowledge. I will use the other areas of knowledge to examine if works in these areas can be considered art.

 

d.     How will you examine the knowledge claims and possible counterclaims (i.e different perspectives)? Tip: ask yourself, what would someone who disagrees with the claim say, and what reasons would he give? What about someone from a different culture, age group, religion, class, educational background?

I will make knowledge claims about if we can define art in the first place, how useful it is to define art, and how one would go about doing so. I will use counter-claims made by other philosophers and artists about how they define art.

 

e.     How will you examine the implications of knowledge?

I will examine the implications of this knowledge by examining how our definition of art affects how we produce art and how we obtain knowledge from it.

 

f.      If there is bias, how will you examine that? What about assumptions and presuppositions?

I will examine the bias we have to what is traditionally considered art: sculptures, paintings, musical composition, dance, etc. I will examine our assumption that the only type of art is what is traditionally considered “the arts”.

 

Type of Presentation: (list all that will apply)

(all possibilities)

Film

 

Items you will need (e.d handouts, costumes, script, projector):

(all possibilities)

Microphone, computer, camera, supplies for filming (paper, pen, objects

 

TOK Presentation Planning Doc

Group member: Jacob Steiner and Zoe Cook

Estimated Timing of Pres: 20 minutes

 

Resource: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbNymweHW4E

 

Topic (why is it significant?): Math

Essential Question: Is mathematics discovered or created?

 

1.     What is the real life situation under consideration?

  • is math worth studying? does the origin of the knowledge affect whether or not its worth studying?

2.     What is the TOK knowledge issue(s) (questions) that will be the focus of your presentation?

  • Is mathematics created by humans or discovered from the natural world?

  • Does the way we perceive knowledge affect what it “actually” is? Is it “actually” anything?

3.     Write a summary in note form (like a bulleted list) of the way you plan to deal with the

 

a.     How will you identify the knowledge issue(s)?

  • clearly identify the two main knowledge questions and explain what exactly they mean, giving the example of mathematics (as shown in the video)

b.     How will you show your personal perspective?

  • examples of knowledge that we have learned in our classes

c.     How will you make connections to other Ways of Knowing or Areas of Knowledge?

  • an examination of each of the Areas of Knowledge and whether they are created or intrinsically existent

  • mathematics (duh)

  • history (two Nikola Teslas video, maybe)

  • the arts/ethics (math as an aesthetic, Alain Badiou)

  • sense perception’s lack of ability to connect to math

 

d.     How will you examine the knowledge claims and possible counterclaims (i.e different perspectives)? Tip: ask yourself, what would someone who disagrees with the claim say, and what reasons would he give? What about someone from a different culture, age group, religion, class, educational background?

  • “mathematics is created” and “mathematics is discovered” are counterclaims to one another, so each will be examined with respect to the other, including schools of thought and philosophers from each side

e.     How will you examine the implications of knowledge?

  • what does it mean is knowledge is not intrinsic, but created? does it make knowledge worth any less? does it affect the way we will use knowledge?

f.      If there is bias, how will you examine that? What about assumptions and presuppositions?

  • bias towards wanting knowledge to be external, to be discovered, that we aren’t just making up things to

Type of Presentation: Prezi?

 

Items you will need (e.d handouts, costumes, script, projector):

projector, notes, computer