Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 1, 2015 | 7:48Spark This Twitterfic is Twitterific Audio
Spark This Twitterfic is Twitterific Feb 1, 2015 | 7:48Twitter is home to all kinds of creative storytelling, examples of how narrative is expanding on digital platforms, changing how we read, and write. Bronwen Thomas, who studies digital reading, explains.
Feb 1, 2015 | 6:48Spark Game's over but the community lives on Audio
Spark Game's over but the community lives on Feb 1, 2015 | 6:48Years after multiplayer online game Glitch ended, players remain a tight-knit group online. Spark contributor Tomas Urbina finds out why when a group from around the world descend on Toronto for a soundtrack release of songs from the game.