Dec 18, 2011 | 54:00Spark Crowdsourcing Support, Time Management, and Library Innovation Audio
Spark Crowdsourcing Support, Time Management, and Library Innovation Dec 18, 2011 | 54:00(Spark 166): Baratunde Thurston on enlisting online influencers to campaign for his new book. Steve Rubel on how to manage your time and attention in a transmedia world. Jon Kalish on DIY-ers re-purposing libraries. David Weinberger on library innovation. Cathi Bond on niche subscriptions and the return of the artifact.
Dec 11, 2011 | 54:00Spark Data, Design, and Open Science Audio
Spark Data, Design, and Open Science Dec 11, 2011 | 54:00(Spark 165): Tony Haile on the problem with prediction and real-time data analysis. Anshuman Iddamsetty, Suneet Tuli and Anjali Kelkar on designing tech products to serve the needs of people with the lowest incomes. Michael Nielsen on his book Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science. Seth Cooper on contributing to science through his online game Foldit. Anthony Philbin of meTracker on collecting and analyzing our personal data sets.
Dec 4, 2011 | 54:00Spark Hacker Space Race, Unoriginal Genius, and the Polyglot Web Audio
Spark Hacker Space Race, Unoriginal Genius, and the Polyglot Web Dec 4, 2011 | 54:00(Spark 164): Luis von Ahn on translating the web into every major language through online volunteers. Marjorie Perloff on poetry and unoriginal genius. Cinnamon Nippard on the amateur, hacker space race. Jane Margolis and Maria Klawe on why gender balance in computer science matters.
Nov 27, 2011 | 54:00Spark Visual Inputs, Copwatch, and Socialbots Audio
Spark Visual Inputs, Copwatch, and Socialbots Nov 27, 2011 | 54:00(Spark 163): Tim Maly on the emerging trend of computers being controlled by visual inputs. Daniel Finnan on French site Copwatch and the ethics of posting photos of police online. Konstantin Beznosov on UBC socialbot research. Tim Hwang on The Socialbots 2011 Competition. And Maria Bakardjieva on the implications of socialbot acceptance and immersion in our online lives.
Nov 6, 2011 | 54:00Spark Skype Sleeping, Lonely Blogging, and Personal 3D Viewing Audio
Spark Skype Sleeping, Lonely Blogging, and Personal 3D Viewing Nov 6, 2011 | 54:00Cathi Bond on the personal 3D viewer, Rob Cruickshank on the history of 3D tech, Nancy Baym on Personal Connections In The Digital World, David Plotz on fake Facebook birthdays, Kaj Hasselriis on Skype Sleeping, Louis Marrone on blogging for no one, and Michelle Parise on the death of love letters.
Oct 30, 2011 | 54:00Spark Digital Impediments to Creativity, Kids and Tech Gadgets, Real-time, Account Deactivation, and "The Influencing Machine" Audio
Spark Digital Impediments to Creativity, Kids and Tech Gadgets, Real-time, Account Deactivation, and "The Influencing Machine" Oct 30, 2011 | 54:00Kalina Christoff on whether digital devices are keeping us from being creative. Jeana Lee Tahnk on kids and tech gadgets, Mark Jeffrey on a resurgence in real-time environments, Jillian York on account deactivation and content removal, and Brooke Gladstone on The Influencing Machine.
Oct 23, 2011 | 54:00Spark Programmers, Hybrids, and Cyborgs - oh my! Audio
Spark Programmers, Hybrids, and Cyborgs - oh my! Oct 23, 2011 | 54:00Rob Spence on the Eyeborg Project. Ayesha Khanna on living in the hybrid age. Mark Allemang and David Ticoll on the dearth of young people interested in Computer Science and IT. Corey Takahashi shows us all is not lost, with a group of teens who have developed and launched several successful apps. And Douglas Rushkoff on why learning to program should be basic literacy for us all.
Oct 13, 2011 | 4:28Spark Gait Fingerprinting with Asst. Professor Todd Pataky Audio
Spark Gait Fingerprinting with Asst. Professor Todd Pataky Oct 13, 2011 | 4:28Spark talked to someone who's working on another way for computers to identify you in the real world: by the way you walk. Todd Pataky is an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Shinshu University, and he recently published a study in which he correctly identified individuals by their gait with 99.6% accuracy.