The commentary, copying, teaching…and the influence of Mr Warhola

The May 2014 Visual Arts subject report is available on the OCC http://occ.ibo.org/ibis/occ/guest/home.cfm It contains a wealth of useful information. I’ve selected four bits that it may be useful to highlight. Everything in the report reflects my own experiences as an examiner ...

“What’s your favourite number?”

Mathematician Alex Bellos was intensely irritated by the question. Was that person in the audience mocking him, or possibly ridiculing what he’d been saying about mathematics, to ask such a bizarre and irrelevant question at the end of his lecture? ...