Apr 14, 2013 | 53:59Spark 213: Longevity, Integration, Disposal Audio
Spark 213: Longevity, Integration, Disposal Apr 14, 2013 | 53:59Cliff Hacking on e-waste disposal in Canada. David Fleming on real estate and virtual staging. Julia Pagel on the Integrative Thinking technique in schools. Phil Gyford, Jason Scott, and Meg Ambrose on data longevity and web ephemerality.
Apr 26, 2013 | 24:02Spark E-Library Letdown Audio
Spark E-Library Letdown Apr 26, 2013 | 24:02A story about the frustration of borrowing an e-book from the public library, has us take look at the lessons of digital adaptation with a panel of book, library, and policy experts.
May 3, 2013 | 9:10Spark Race and Online Dating - 1 Audio
Spark Race and Online Dating - 1 May 3, 2013 | 9:10Back in February, we dedicated an entire Spark episode to dating in the digital age, including a story by Kaj Hasselriis, all about Grindr, a geo-social dating app for gay men. Kaj is back to talk about another, and ugly, side to online dating – racism.
May 3, 2013 | 6:59Spark Lost in Emulation Audio
Spark Lost in Emulation May 3, 2013 | 6:59Your shiny new laptop can pretend to be a vintage Commodore 64, but what is lost in the emulation? Jason Scott on re-creating the experience of a game on new piece of hardware.
Apr 21, 2013 | 53:59Spark 214: Listen, Touch, Command Audio
Spark 214: Listen, Touch, Command Apr 21, 2013 | 53:59Veronica Simmonds on sound online. Martin Howard, Bill Buxton, Stan Liebowitz, Philip Steadman and Jared Spool on the QWERTY keyboard. Jonty Sharples and Dan Vogel on gestural computing.
Mar 8, 2013 | 17:52Spark Creative Coding Audio
Spark Creative Coding Mar 8, 2013 | 17:52Diana Kimball believes in "coding as a liberal art" - a new approach to university programming classes, one that teaches coding as a creative pursuit, rather than simply as a vocation. Seb Lee-Delisle hosts the Creative Coding podcast, and teaches creative coding workshops aimed at people who don't think of themselves as programmers.
Feb 1, 2013 | 21:28Spark The Future of Online Education Audio
Spark The Future of Online Education Feb 1, 2013 | 21:28Now that MOOCs (massive open online courses) have been around for a while, how are they shaping higher education? We talk to Armando Fox about going beyond transplanting on-campus courses into the online world, and thinking about what kind of courses can be effectively taught in the MOOC format. George Siemens on How MOOCs and online learning are changing education globally, and why Canada has been so slow to adopt them.
Feb 20, 2013 | 21:17Spark Discourse Online Audio
Spark Discourse Online Feb 20, 2013 | 21:17Jeff Atwood was one of the people behind the influential Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange question and answer sites. He has a new project in the works called Discourse aimed at re-inventing the online forum to make way for better conversation.
Apr 12, 2013 | 8:43Spark E-waste Disposal Audio
Spark E-waste Disposal Apr 12, 2013 | 8:43Cliff Hacking of the Electronic Products Recycling Association talks about the climbing costs of electronics recycling, on the environment and our wallets.