Mar 9, 2014 | 9:44Spark Estrangement online Audio
Spark Estrangement online Mar 9, 2014 | 9:44Becca Bland is estranged from her parents and has written about her experience to help people better understand the impact of social media on family relationships.
Mar 9, 2014 | 7:30Spark 3D and the Law Audio
Spark 3D and the Law Mar 9, 2014 | 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.
Mar 9, 2014 | 9:11Spark 3D scanning Audio
Spark 3D scanning Mar 9, 2014 | 9:11The people behind Toronto 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 firsthand look.
Mar 9, 2014 | 4:19Spark Unexpected friend suggestions Audio
Spark Unexpected friend suggestions Mar 9, 2014 | 4:19Social media means being exposed to people who we may otherwise have never seen again. That's why Spark Senior Producer Michelle Parise asked the question: What's the most unexpected friend suggestion you've been given by a social media network?
Mar 9, 2014 | 7:17Spark Living in two worlds Audio
Spark Living in two worlds Mar 9, 2014 | 7:17Communication tech is such a huge part of life that sometimes it can begin to affect your physical reality. Caro Rolando found herself spending more time online with her family and friends in Venezuela than getting to know people in her new home Toronto.
Mar 9, 2014 | 9:30Spark 3D piracy Audio
Spark 3D piracy Mar 9, 2014 | 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?
Mar 2, 2014 | 7:08Spark In the Air, Tonight Audio
Spark In the Air, Tonight Mar 2, 2014 | 7:08Light up a building with tweets about #homelessness. Dave Colangelo on his project In the Air Tonight, a massive public data visualization on the campus of Ryerson University.
Mar 2, 2014 | 11:08Spark Responsive architecture Audio
Spark Responsive architecture Mar 2, 2014 | 11:08Urban designer Rodolphe el-Khoury argues that computer scientists and engineers built the web, but now it's the architects' turn, as they design for a future where the home is a computer.
Mar 2, 2014 | 4:01Spark Focus at will Audio
Spark Focus at will Mar 2, 2014 | 4:01Do you have trouble concentrating while working? Will Henshall created Focus at Will, a productivity tool that uses deliberately altered music to help you focus and concentrate while working and studying.
Mar 2, 2014 | 10:14Spark Social physics Audio
Spark Social physics Mar 2, 2014 | 10:14In his new book, Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread, Alex Pentland takes a mathematical approach to human behavior to better understand where good ideas come from, and how they spread.
Mar 2, 2014 | 9:10Spark Software Carpentry Audio
Spark Software Carpentry Mar 2, 2014 | 9:10Carpentry is a handy thing to know: build a shelf...repair a table…do some computer programming? Greg Wilson says his volunteer organization Software Carpentry aims to make scientists more productive by teaching them basic computing skills.
Mar 2, 2014 | 6:57Spark Blackboards vs Computers Audio
Spark Blackboards vs Computers Mar 2, 2014 | 6:57A theoretical physicist long relied on two tools: a blackboard, and a very big brain. As Ben Davies of The Perimeter Institute tells us, though, more and more physicists are relying on powerful computers to model their theories.
Feb 23, 2014 | 12:32Spark Speech Donors Audio
Spark Speech Donors Feb 23, 2014 | 12:32Until now, people living with severe speech disorders only had a few computerized voices to choose from. Spark host Nora Young speaks with Rupal Patel, who is using speech donors to create new, personalized voices that match the individual.
Feb 23, 2014 | 0:18Spark Speech Donor Sample Audio
Spark Speech Donor Sample Feb 23, 2014 | 0:18Rupal Patel is using speech donors to create individualized voices for those with speech disorders. Here is an example of the "old" voice a young girl uses now, followed by her speech donor, and then her new voice.