Jun 7, 2013 | 8:10Spark Service Design Audio
Spark Service Design Jun 7, 2013 | 8:10Sometimes a product is a pleasure to use. But more often than not, when we use services, the experience is less than magical. Service designer Lavrans Lovlie with a look at how to design services that are effective as much as efficient to use.
Jun 7, 2013 | 10:59Spark Visual Effects and Perception Audio
Spark Visual Effects and Perception Jun 7, 2013 | 10:59When it comes to special effects in movies, what once looked terrifying or realistic, now looks cartoonish, and almost funny. Film aficionado Jesse Wente, and philosopher of perception Mohan Matthen, on how perception of visual effects changes with time.
May 31, 2013 | 22:24Spark Black Code Audio
Spark Black Code May 31, 2013 | 22:24Nora Young interviews Ron Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and author of Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace.
Jun 2, 2013 | 53:59Spark 219: Data Harvesting and Social Games, The Battle for Cyberspace, Cooking and Science, Employees Eating Together, Molecules and Wine Audio
Spark 219: Data Harvesting and Social Games, The Battle for Cyberspace, Cooking and Science, Employees Eating Together, Molecules and Wine Jun 2, 2013 | 53:59Florence Chee on data harvesting and social games. Ron Deibert on Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace. Joel Spolsky on Eating Together. Francois Chartier on Molecules and Wine. Kenji Lopez-Alt on Cooking and Science.
May 26, 2013 | 53:59Spark 218: Big Data, Small Data, Datification, Corellation versus Causation, Stock Market Trading, Health Informatics, Open Knowledge Audio
Spark 218: Big Data, Small Data, Datification, Corellation versus Causation, Stock Market Trading, Health Informatics, Open Knowledge May 26, 2013 | 53:59Rick Smolan on The Human Face of Big Data. Viktor Mayer-Schonberger on datification. Carolyn McGregor on neonatal data. Danielle Bochove on big data and the stock market. Rufus Pollock in favour of small data.
Jun 7, 2013 | 7:05Spark Tom Green Audio
Spark Tom Green Jun 7, 2013 | 7:05Spark contributor and comedian Denis Grignon caught up with comedian Tom Green. Tom was a pioneer in using the internet to build a fan base, but now it's a love-hate relationship.
Jun 7, 2013 | 8:54Spark Aphorism, Fragment, Tweet Audio
Spark Aphorism, Fragment, Tweet Jun 7, 2013 | 8:54This summer at the University of Toronto, Simon Reader is delivering a course that looks at historical uses of aphorism to combat the bias that quick and pithy communication via social media equals lack of intelligence.
Jun 14, 2013 | 6:04Spark The New Resume Audio
Spark The New Resume Jun 14, 2013 | 6:04Christopher Kennedy thinks the traditional resume is no longer an effective tool for showing off who you are and the work you do, now that work is increasingly freelance and project based.
May 28, 2013 | 19:20Spark Internet Linguistics Audio
Spark Internet Linguistics May 28, 2013 | 19:20Academic, linguist, broadcaster, author (over 120 books!), David Crystal also developed the field of internet linguistics to understand how people use language online. Nora Young speaks to him about why texting and tweeting have been good for language.