Feb 6, 2013 | 18:21Spark Coding as a Liberal Art Audio
Spark Coding as a Liberal Art Feb 6, 2013 | 18:21What if learning to code was more like taking a creative writing class? Nora Young interviews Diana Kimball, who recently gave a talk called "Coding as a Liberal Art."
Nov 20, 2013 | 14:27Spark Privacy, Security, and the NSA Audio
Spark Privacy, Security, and the NSA Nov 20, 2013 | 14:27It's been nearly 6 months since the first of Edward Snowden's leaks about surveillance by the NSA, with more to come on Canada's CSEC. We decided to check in again with Ron Deibert, author of Black Code, which has just come out in an expanded edition.
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 15, 2011 | 17:05Spark Enlisting Online Influencers to Sell Books (Full interview) Audio
Spark Enlisting Online Influencers to Sell Books (Full interview) Dec 15, 2011 | 17:05Baratunde Thurston is a comedian and author, as well as the web and politics editor for The Onion. His first book "How to be Black" will come out at the end of January, and he has an interesting approach to marketing it. He has amassed an advance street team of volunteers - volunteers he vetted for their social media influence, and has now sent forth to campaign for him and his book.
Jan 12, 2012 | 23:58Spark Total Capture and Human Memory with Abigail Sellen (Full interview) Audio
Spark Total Capture and Human Memory with Abigail Sellen (Full interview) Jan 12, 2012 | 23:58Right now we are in the age of life-logging, recording every bit of information about a person's activities, behavior, and physicality. This behavior is also called total capture and Facebook’s latest Timeline feature, has introduced the idea of total capture to mainstream audiences. A Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Abigail Sellen is critical of the modern conversation on life-logging and total capture and argues this technical handling of memories through indexing and meta-data is just not how memory works.