Dec 15, 2013 | 15:23Spark Hands-on Interaction Audio
Spark Hands-on Interaction Dec 15, 2013 | 15:23In a world of touchscreens, Calvin Chu wants to bring physical buttons, knobs, and sliders back to everyday computing with Palette. And usability expert Jared Spool on the trend toward physicality and tactility in user interface design.
Dec 15, 2013 | 8:24Spark The Downside of Digital Conversion Audio
Spark The Downside of Digital Conversion Dec 15, 2013 | 8:24What are we losing with the digital conversion of movie theatres? Caetlin Benson-Allott argues it's more than just an aesthetic change, it also threatens the diversity of our film experiences because it imposes a singular business model on cinema.
Dec 15, 2013 | 14:30Spark Back for an Encore Audio
Spark Back for an Encore Dec 15, 2013 | 14:30It's like something out of a movie. After a successful last ditch effort to find investors and raise money, the independent Encore Cinema in Oakville is making the conversion to digital in order to stay open.
Dec 15, 2013 | 11:44Spark Minecraft Education Audio
Spark Minecraft Education Dec 15, 2013 | 11:44Julia Pagel on the role of popular video game Minecraft in the classroom. Cori Dusmann with tips on what adults need to know to get their kids started with the game.
Dec 14, 2013 | 53:29Quirks and Quarks Curiosity Jumps In A Lake, plus Heavy Rains Mean Heavy Losses for Peregrines, Chameleons Colourful Language, and more - 2013/12/14 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Curiosity Jumps In A Lake, plus Heavy Rains Mean Heavy Losses for Peregrines, Chameleons Colourful Language, and more - 2013/12/14 Dec 14, 2013 | 53:29Curiosity Rover Jumps In A Lake, Did Life Travel From Earth To Mars, Peregrine Chicks Drown In The Rain, Beaks Helped Dinosaurs Eat Plants, Chameleons Use Colour To Send A Message, Marine Worms and Micro-plastics.
Dec 13, 2013 | 12:17Spark Minecraft for Parents Audio
Spark Minecraft for Parents Dec 13, 2013 | 12:17Lots of adults play Minecraft, but the virtual construction video game seems to hold a particular fascination for kids. Educator and author Cori Dusmann has tips on what adults need to know to get their kids started.
Dec 11, 2013 | 0:25Spark 35mm Projector Audio
Spark 35mm Projector Dec 11, 2013 | 0:25This is the sound of a 35mm projector recorded at the Encore Cinema in Oakville, Ontario on December 8th, 2013. It's a sound that will soon disappear as cinemas convert to digital projection.