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Spark - I am not your Uber driverMar 15, 2015 | 4:10Spark I am not your Uber driver Audio
Spark I am not your Uber driver Mar 15, 2015 | 4:10Peer-driven services like Airbnb and Uber are designed to make our lives easier and more convenient by cutting out the middle-man. But they can also have unintended consequences, as we hear from Phylroy Lopez.
Spark - How to unlock your creativityMar 15, 2015 | 10:00Spark How to unlock your creativity Audio
Spark How to unlock your creativity Mar 15, 2015 | 10:00Musician and entrepreneur David Usher argues that creativity isn't some 'special sauce' that you're either born with or not. It's a skill you can learn. He offers tips and tricks for learning to be more creative.
Spark - Is there a future for online commenting?Mar 15, 2015 | 8:03Spark Is there a future for online commenting? Audio
Spark Is there a future for online commenting? Mar 15, 2015 | 8:03Many major publications have made the decision to shut down their online comments sections. Katie Hawkins-Gaar says there's nothing inherently wrong with online comments, it's the way media organizations run them that's the problem.
Spark - 279: Unlocking your creativity, arts startups, the future of online commenting and moreMar 15, 2015 | 53:59Spark 279: Unlocking your creativity, arts startups, the future of online commenting and more Audio
Spark 279: Unlocking your creativity, arts startups, the future of online commenting and more Mar 15, 2015 | 53:59David Usher's new book on how to unlock your creativity. What artists can learn from tech startups. When software replaces middle management. The future of online commenting. The end of Page 1 and the changing face of news.
Spark - This is what happens when your boss is a piece of softwareMar 15, 2015 | 7:27Spark This is what happens when your boss is a piece of software Audio
Spark This is what happens when your boss is a piece of software Mar 15, 2015 | 7:27Services like Uber, 99Designs, and Amazon's Mechanical Turk all rely on human labour. But what happens when managers are replaced by software, and humans aren't necessary? Peter Reinhardt explains.
Spark - The end of Page 1Mar 15, 2015 | 10:51Spark The end of Page 1 Audio
Spark The end of Page 1 Mar 15, 2015 | 10:51As part of their 'digital first' strategy, The New York Times is retiring their longstanding system of pitching stories for Page 1 of the print edition. Nikki Usher says these changes demonstrate new values that are changing the practice of journalism.
Spark - AXS Map helps you find accessible places in your cityMar 8, 2015 | 8:11Spark AXS Map helps you find accessible places in your city Audio
Spark AXS Map helps you find accessible places in your city Mar 8, 2015 | 8:11Whether you're in a wheelchair, have a cane, or even a baby stroller, AXS Map is designed to help you find the most accessible places in your city, based on a rating system. The database gathers information on accessibility through crowdsourcing.
Spark - Don't have time to read? New service compresses books to a few pagesMar 8, 2015 | 6:52Spark Don't have time to read? New service compresses books to a few pages Audio
Spark Don't have time to read? New service compresses books to a few pages Mar 8, 2015 | 6:52Blinkist is a new service that summarizes non-fiction titles, so that you can absorb the content of a book in a matter of minutes on your mobile device. It's part of a trend in bite-sized writing, but is it good for books?
Spark - This video game plays itself because you're too busyMar 8, 2015 | 8:24Spark This video game plays itself because you're too busy Audio
Spark This video game plays itself because you're too busy Mar 8, 2015 | 8:24There's a growing trend in low-interactivity games, but when it comes to a video game that can play itself, can we even call it a game anymore?
Spark - Meet the man who creates robots for people with disabilities, using only his eyesMar 8, 2015 | 9:13Spark Meet the man who creates robots for people with disabilities, using only his eyes Audio
Spark Meet the man who creates robots for people with disabilities, using only his eyes Mar 8, 2015 | 9:1312 years ago, a serious stroke left Henry Evans paralyzed and unable to speak. Yet, he’s spent most of that time developing and testing robots designed to extend the capabilities of people with disabilities. Contributor Angela Johnston has the story.
Spark - Why digital reading is taking us back to Medieval timesMar 8, 2015 | 8:21Spark Why digital reading is taking us back to Medieval times Audio
Spark Why digital reading is taking us back to Medieval times Mar 8, 2015 | 8:21Leah Tether argues that things we associate with digital reading (hypertext, non-sequential reading, and interactive reading) were also features of medieval literary culture.
Spark - Do You Have to Give Up Your Passwords at the Border?Mar 8, 2015 | 5:54Spark Do You Have to Give Up Your Passwords at the Border? Audio
Spark Do You Have to Give Up Your Passwords at the Border? Mar 8, 2015 | 5:54Two recent news stories have raised questions about Canadians' rights when it comes to personal technology and crossing borders. We speak to law professor Steven Penney about revealing device passwords during a customs searches.
Spark - 278: Bite-sized books, mapping accessibility, a game that plays itself and moreMar 8, 2015 | 53:59Spark 278: Bite-sized books, mapping accessibility, a game that plays itself and more Audio
Spark 278: Bite-sized books, mapping accessibility, a game that plays itself and more Mar 8, 2015 | 53:59Bite-sized books, mapping accessibility, a game that plays itself, developing robots for people with disabilities, and what digital reading and Medieval literature have in common.
Spark - Dag Spicer: ‘We're all just a mouse click away from disaster, basically...’Mar 1, 2015 | 8:02Spark Dag Spicer: ‘We're all just a mouse click away from disaster, basically...’ Audio
Spark Dag Spicer: ‘We're all just a mouse click away from disaster, basically...’ Mar 1, 2015 | 8:02Google VP Vint Cerf worries about a "digital dark age" -- how all digital information could become meaningless if it's not properly preserved. Nora talks to Dag Spicer of the Computer History Museum about what's at stake.
Spark - Why 'tweet deleters' are choosing to erase their digital pastMar 1, 2015 | 7:22Spark Why 'tweet deleters' are choosing to erase their digital past Audio
Spark Why 'tweet deleters' are choosing to erase their digital past Mar 1, 2015 | 7:22Spark producer Dan Misener takes a look at 'tweet deleters' -- people who use software to automatically make their tweets self-destruct after a set period of time -- and what gets lost when you erase the digital past.

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