We people often do not want to act to improve our environment, for example, becasue the numbers and statistics that we have available are simply to abstract and too large. Continue reading » Tags: All Articles, Areas of Knowledge, Arts, Arts, Emotion / Intuition, emotions, graphs, linking, Linking Questions, math, Mathematics, Sense Perception, speeches, statistics, ted, Videos, Videos, Ways of Knowing found the following video, which I would like to recommend as an introduction into Ethics.
What does it mean, when we say that we use millions of paper cups every day? The lecture covers Utilitarianism and the Categorical Imperative and is very understandable.
Rosling’s computer program makes these numbers accessible. It links the areas of knowledge arts, statistics (math), with the ways of knowing sense perception and emotions.
The photographer Chris Jordan wants to create impact by visualizing very large numbers and thus causing emotional involvement. Chris Jordan’s artwork helps us in perceiving these numbers, this way causing emotional involvement and creating an incentive to act.
) of numbers in the form of colorful dots greatly helps in understanding statistics.
Tables with numbers alone are too difficult to perceive.
For me, as a TOK teacher, both the presentation and the follow-up discussion were a great enjoyment: both reflected the “TOK spirit” of a balanced insightful exploration of the topic. And this presentation started a thoughtful discussion in the classroom.
The presentation analyzed different ethical approaches relating to the controversial Body Worlds Exhibition.
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