Sep 20, 2012 | 17:30Spark How do you know a Photo is real? (Full interview) Audio
Spark How do you know a Photo is real? (Full interview) Sep 20, 2012 | 17:30Nora Young speaks with Hany Farid, a professor at Dartmouth College who is researching ways to determine whether a photo has been altered. Just this week, he launched his company Fourandsix Technologies, which offers software to help with this task.
Oct 18, 2013 | 19:17Spark Religion, Spirituality, Magic... and Technology Audio
Spark Religion, Spirituality, Magic... and Technology Oct 18, 2013 | 19:17Nora Young interviews Jeremy Stolow, media historian at Concordia University, and editor of the book, Deus In Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between.
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.
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.
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.