May 12, 2013 | 53:59Spark 217: Estrangement Online, Unexpected Friend Suggestions, Communication Tech and Identity, 3D Scanning and Printing, Piracy and Copyright Law Audio
Spark 217: Estrangement Online, Unexpected Friend Suggestions, Communication Tech and Identity, 3D Scanning and Printing, Piracy and Copyright Law May 12, 2013 | 53:59Becca Bland on estrangement online. Michelle Parise on unexpected friend suggestions. Caro Rolando on communication tech and identity. Dan Misener on 3D scanning. Paul Banwatt on 3D scanning, printing and the law. Matt Mason on 3D piracy.
May 10, 2013 | 9:44Spark Estrangement Online Audio
Spark Estrangement Online May 10, 2013 | 9:44Becca Bland is a freelance journalist in London, England who is estranged from her parents. She's written about her experience and the impact of social media on family relationships.
May 10, 2013 | 9:11Spark 3D Scanning Audio
Spark 3D Scanning May 10, 2013 | 9:11Toronto company Matterform have created a 3D scanner. Now you can take any object, turn it into a digital 3D model, then print it out on a 3D printer. Spark Producer Dan Misener got a first hand look.
May 10, 2013 | 7:30Spark 3D and the Law Audio
Spark 3D and the Law May 10, 2013 | 7:30As 3D printing and scanning become more commonplace, will patent and copyright law be able to keep up? We'll do some futurecasting with technology lawyer Paul Banwatt.
May 10, 2013 | 9:30Spark 3D Piracy Audio
Spark 3D Piracy May 10, 2013 | 9:30Matt Mason is the author of The Pirate's Dilemma. As 3D printers continue to expand the realm of digital goods to the physical world, will piracy finally be seen as legit or will the fight get bigger?
May 5, 2013 | 53:59Spark 216: Texting, Over-the-top Messaging, Race and Online Dating, Preserving Virtual Worlds, Emulation and Preservation of Video Games Audio
Spark 216: Texting, Over-the-top Messaging, Race and Online Dating, Preserving Virtual Worlds, Emulation and Preservation of Video Games May 5, 2013 | 53:59Dan Misener on texting and over-the-top messaging. Kaj Hasselriis and Christian Grov on racism and online dating. Patrick Moran on the history of video games. Jason Scott on video game emulation. Jerome McDonough on preserving virtual worlds.
May 3, 2013 | 8:40Spark Arithmetech Audio
Spark Arithmetech May 3, 2013 | 8:40Dan Misener brings us the week's news highlights, through a numerical lens. With an emphasis on how the number of over-the-top messages (through free texting apps) we send, has now surpassed traditional SMS texting.
May 3, 2013 | 9:10Spark Race and Online Dating - 1 Audio
Spark Race and Online Dating - 1 May 3, 2013 | 9:10Back in February, we dedicated an entire Spark episode to dating in the digital age, including a story by Kaj Hasselriis, all about Grindr, a geo-social dating app for gay men. Kaj is back to talk about another, and ugly, side to online dating – racism.
May 3, 2013 | 9:01Spark Game On 2.0 Audio
Spark Game On 2.0 May 3, 2013 | 9:01Patrick Moran takes Nora on a chronological and nostalgic tour of video games at the Ontario Science Centre's Game On 2.0 exhibit.
May 3, 2013 | 6:59Spark Lost in Emulation Audio
Spark Lost in Emulation May 3, 2013 | 6:59Your shiny new laptop can pretend to be a vintage Commodore 64, but what is lost in the emulation? Jason Scott on re-creating the experience of a game on new piece of hardware.