Nov 30, 2014 | 53:59Spark 267: Slow video games, retroactive advertising, gaming the classroom and more. Audio
Spark 267: Slow video games, retroactive advertising, gaming the classroom and more. Nov 30, 2014 | 53:59This time on Spark, new ways of educating, playing, and listening. School standbys get a digital update, Germany's audiobook craze, slowing video games down, and putting new products in old videos.
Nov 2, 2014 | 53:59Spark 264: Truth, rumours, fake news, and misattribution in a digital age. Audio
Spark 264: Truth, rumours, fake news, and misattribution in a digital age. Nov 2, 2014 | 53:59A look at the push and pull of truth, rumour, misattribution, and the way news stories and art change and morph on the internet as they become viral.
Dec 7, 2014 | 53:59Spark 268: Rewiring our senses Audio
Spark 268: Rewiring our senses Dec 7, 2014 | 53:59Imagine if you could see with your tongue. Or hear colours. Or smell what time it is. This week, exploring new ways of using technology to re-wire our senses and getting closer to understanding a sixth sense, and a seventh sense, and beyond!
Oct 2, 2011 | 54:00Spark Sensors, Predictors, and Facial Recognition Audio
Spark Sensors, Predictors, and Facial Recognition Oct 2, 2011 | 54:00(Spark 157): Jennifer Steeves and Alessandro Acquisti on facial recognition, Jonathan Koomey on why efficiency is the new power, Jure Leskovec on predicting the future through behaviour mining, and Ayesha Khanna on the future of smart cities
Apr 24, 2011 | 54:00Spark Joy, Enchantment, and Work Audio
Spark Joy, Enchantment, and Work Apr 24, 2011 | 54:00Jason Fried on why work doesn't happen at work (hint: meetings and managers!). Ingrid Fetell on why we should design for joy. And Guy Kawasaki on how to be a more enchanting and therefore more successful person.
May 15, 2011 | 54:00Spark Stealth Social Marketing, Haptics, and Obsolescence Audio
Spark Stealth Social Marketing, Haptics, and Obsolescence May 15, 2011 | 54:00Marshall McLuhan and what the medium makes obsolete. Mark Paterson on whether our virtual lives are at the cost of our sense of touch. A former stealth marketer on creating false online identities and friendships to influence buying behaviour. Grant McCracken in praise of the 30 second ad spot and why social media has its limits for advertising. Anders Sandberg on the possibility of making sentient software. Dr. Peter Carlen and Roman Genov on a microchip for the brain that could make epileptic seizures obsolete.
May 22, 2011 | 54:00Spark Credibility Hubs, FOMO, and Retrieval Audio
Spark Credibility Hubs, FOMO, and Retrieval May 22, 2011 | 54:00Anand Giridharadas on the new credibility hubs and our return, after many years of seeking the truth for ourselves, to authority for information. Dr. Gary Small on FOMO and social media and how it is re-wiring our brains. Jon Kalish on hackerspaces and a return to a DIY ethic. Aimee Morrison, Ian MacKaye of Fugazi, and Jay Ferguson of Sloan, on rarity and abundance in the current digital music world.
May 29, 2011 | 54:00Spark Web Consciousness, Unitasking, and Transmedia Trickery Audio
Spark Web Consciousness, Unitasking, and Transmedia Trickery May 29, 2011 | 54:00Marshall McLuhan on pushing the medium to its limits. Andrea Phillips on transmedia trickery - the popularity and the risks of transmedia marketing campaigns. Robert J. Sawyer on Web consciousness and his new book Wonder. Dan Misener on a return to unitasking. And Siva Vaidhyanathan on his book The Googlization of Everything. And we celebrate the Spark Sesquicentennial!