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Spark - A museum that follows you around the webFeb 22, 2015 | 8:47Spark A museum that follows you around the web Audio
Spark A museum that follows you around the web Feb 22, 2015 | 8:47Artist Jeremy Bailey wants to follow you around online. That’s why he launched The You Museum, an experimental project that replaces banner advertisements with art.
Spark - Crowdsourcing better how-to videosFeb 22, 2015 | 6:51Spark Crowdsourcing better how-to videos Audio
Spark Crowdsourcing better how-to videos Feb 22, 2015 | 6:51With a quick web search, you can find an instructional video on almost subject. But researcher Sarah Weir says these videos don’t always provide the best learning experience for the user. So, she gives us a how-to lesson on how-to lessons.
Spark - Social media without ‘followers’ and ‘likes’Feb 22, 2015 | 7:46Spark Social media without ‘followers’ and ‘likes’ Audio
Spark Social media without ‘followers’ and ‘likes’ Feb 22, 2015 | 7:46Dan Zimmerman found himself troubled by our popularity-obsessed social media culture. That’s why he created LikeBlockr, an app that allows you to use Instagram without seeing how many “followers” or “likes” you have.
Spark - The algorithm that knows you better than your friendsFeb 22, 2015 | 9:28Spark The algorithm that knows you better than your friends Audio
Spark The algorithm that knows you better than your friends Feb 22, 2015 | 9:28Researchers have developed an algorithm that gives you a psychological reading based on your Facebook likes — a reading so accurate, they claim, it could know you better than your closest friends. Contributor Lily Ames puts the algorithm to the test.
Spark - William Gibson: ‘History is a speculative discipline’Feb 22, 2015 | 15:28Spark William Gibson: ‘History is a speculative discipline’ Audio
Spark William Gibson: ‘History is a speculative discipline’ Feb 22, 2015 | 15:28Writer William Gibson joins us to talk about his latest novel, how our sense of history is changing, and whether we're actually living in a dystopian sci-fi novel.
Spark - 276: William Gibson, banner ads as art, crowdsourcing better how-to videos and moreFeb 20, 2015 | 53:59Spark 276: William Gibson, banner ads as art, crowdsourcing better how-to videos and more Audio
Spark 276: William Gibson, banner ads as art, crowdsourcing better how-to videos and more Feb 20, 2015 | 53:59Sci-fi author William Gibson. An algorithm that knows you better than your friends. Social media without “followers” and “likes.” A museum that follows you around the web. And, a how-to lesson on how-to videos.
Spark - Your bed is listening to you while you sleepFeb 8, 2015 | 7:29Spark Your bed is listening to you while you sleep Audio
Spark Your bed is listening to you while you sleep Feb 8, 2015 | 7:29Sleep researcher Stuart Fogel with his take on the latest consumer product to monitor your sleep patterns - a mattress cover filled with internet-connected sensors and even a built-in microphone that is always listening.
Spark - Light Therapy in the LibraryFeb 8, 2015 | 6:39Spark Light Therapy in the Library Audio
Spark Light Therapy in the Library Feb 8, 2015 | 6:39No surprise that Edmonton has long winters, or that lots of us crave more light in the dark winter months. Robin Mazumder had a bright idea: why not bring light therapy lamps to the main public library in Edmonton?
Spark - Turning stinky restaurant waste into soil for local farmsFeb 8, 2015 | 8:26Spark Turning stinky restaurant waste into soil for local farms Audio
Spark Turning stinky restaurant waste into soil for local farms Feb 8, 2015 | 8:26In Vancouver, restaurant owners are required by the city to dispose of their own organic waste, adding cost and potential mess. Nick Hermes had an idea for urban composting that would take that restaurant waste and turn it into soil for local farms.
Spark - Connecting your pet to the internetFeb 8, 2015 | 7:29Spark Connecting your pet to the internet Audio
Spark Connecting your pet to the internet Feb 8, 2015 | 7:29One of the hottest trends at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was pet wearables. Tom Emrich from We Are Wearables drops by the studio to talk about the trend in "connected pet" products.
Spark - Technology for animals…by animalsFeb 8, 2015 | 7:23Spark Technology for animals…by animals Audio
Spark Technology for animals…by animals Feb 8, 2015 | 7:23We've seen plenty of pet gadgets designed for animals. But what about technology designed by animals? Clara Mancini runs an Animal-Computer Interaction Lab where she works to design technologies in co-operation with animals.
Spark - Raising crops in the cityFeb 8, 2015 | 9:21Spark Raising crops in the city Audio
Spark Raising crops in the city Feb 8, 2015 | 9:21From community gardens to converted warehouses used for hydroponics, there's a renewed interest in raising crops in the city. Joe Nasr talks about how urban planning needs to change to maximize the potential of urban agriculture for food security.
Spark - 275: Smart beds, public light therapy, connected pets and moreFeb 8, 2015 | 53:59Spark 275: Smart beds, public light therapy, connected pets and more Audio
Spark 275: Smart beds, public light therapy, connected pets and more Feb 8, 2015 | 53:59A smart bed to help you sleep better, putting light therapy in public spaces, new ways to get rid of waste and raise crops in the city, connecting your pet to the internet, and designing technologies in co-operation with animals.
Spark - Keeping a virtual watch on illegal fishingFeb 1, 2015 | 7:25Spark Keeping a virtual watch on illegal fishing Audio
Spark Keeping a virtual watch on illegal fishing Feb 1, 2015 | 7:25Project Eyes on the Seas uses the latest real time satellite tracking data to try and reduce illegal fishing around the world. Former commander in the British Royal Navy, Tony Long now directs The Pew Charitable Trusts' work to end illegal fishing.
Spark - 274: Twitter fiction, designing a grief app, the dangers of digital metaphor and moreFeb 1, 2015 | 53:59Spark 274: Twitter fiction, designing a grief app, the dangers of digital metaphor and more Audio
Spark 274: Twitter fiction, designing a grief app, the dangers of digital metaphor and more Feb 1, 2015 | 53:59Creative fiction in the digital space. An app that could help teens create a soundtrack for their grief. A reunion party for players of an online game that ended years ago. The dangers of digital metaphor. And, keeping a virtual watch on illegal fishing.

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