Oct 5, 2012 | 7:45Spark Biomimicry and e-Readers Audio
Spark Biomimicry and e-Readers Oct 5, 2012 | 7:45Biomimicry is a discipline that takes inspiration from nature for innovation. Jason Heikenfeld is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Cincinnati and has recently collaborated on a research paper which turns to the colourful chameleon and cuttlefish, for ideas on how to improve the design of tablet screens and electronic paper, used in e-readers like the Kindle.
Jun 20, 2012 | 18:44Spark Autonomous Cars with Clifford Nass (Full interview) Audio
Spark Autonomous Cars with Clifford Nass (Full interview) Jun 20, 2012 | 18:44There's no need to flip a coin to see who does the driving on your next road trip, just let the car drive itself! It's closer than you think - automated cars are currently in the works at nearly every major car manufacturer. Clifford Nass talks about the psychological issues that arise when we begin to accept being driven around by our own cars.
Jan 13, 2013 | 53:59Spark Carnivals, Court Tweets, and Supermechanical Audio
Spark Carnivals, Court Tweets, and Supermechanical Jan 13, 2013 | 53:59(Spark 203): Patrick Cormier on tweeting in the courtroom. Katy Balfour and Michelle Parise on the immersive play Sleep No More. Tom Robinson on how mobile tech has transformed carnival life. Pete Nowak on the tech it takes to put on a Cirque du Soleil production. David Carr on designing supermechanical objects.
Dec 1, 2013 | 53:59Spark Beauty and Brains, Beautiful Sound, Because Noun, 24-hour Music, Dramatizing the Internet, and Photo Organization Audio
Spark Beauty and Brains, Beautiful Sound, Because Noun, 24-hour Music, Dramatizing the Internet, and Photo Organization Dec 1, 2013 | 53:59Gretchen McCulloch on internet speak. Jay Frank on music listening in a digital age. Molly Bullard on photo organizing. Zaira Cattaneo on beauty and brain stimulation. Julian Treasure on the most beautiful sound. Quinn Norton on dramatizing the internet.
Dec 16, 2012 | 53:59Spark Video games, Cell Storage, and Individualism Audio
Spark Video games, Cell Storage, and Individualism Dec 16, 2012 | 53:59(Spark 200): Mary DeMarle on women and videogames. Britt Wray on living cells as digital storage spaces. Ivan Owen and Richard Van As on creating affordable prosthetic fingers for amputees. Denis Grignon on the merits of the neighbourhood video store in the digital age. Barry Wellman networked individualism.
Feb 10, 2013 | 53:59Spark Dating in the 21st Century Audio
Spark Dating in the 21st Century Feb 10, 2013 | 53:59(Spark 206): Michelle Parise, Kim Fox, and Mark Ainsley on being divorced and dating again. Sam Yagan on dating data and trends from OKCupid. Laura Anderson on shopping for love online. Kaj Hasselriis on Grindr and geosocial dating. Beth Bailey on the history of dating and tech.
Oct 7, 2012 | 54:00Spark Strangers, Startups, and Secrets of the Mind Audio
Spark Strangers, Startups, and Secrets of the Mind Oct 7, 2012 | 54:00(Spark 192): Jason Heikenfeld on biomimicry and e-reader design. Scott Eckert on Baxter and the future of robotics. Randall Stross on his book, The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator. Kaj Hasselriis on strangers helping strangers. Futurist Ray Kurzweil on his new book, How to Create A Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.
Nov 11, 2012 | 53:59Spark Sound, Security, and Sleep Audio
Spark Sound, Security, and Sleep Nov 11, 2012 | 53:59(Spark 196): Daniel Kammen on solutions for better power security. Ivan Owen on open-source design plans for prosthetic fingers. Hannu Toivonen on sleep musicalization. Dr. Diane Boivan on turning off tech for better sleep. Karmen Franinovic on sonic interaction design.