Dec 11, 2013 | 25:35Spark Another Encore for the Encore Audio
Spark Another Encore for the Encore Dec 11, 2013 | 25:35Jeff Knoll is the CEO of Encore Cinemas in Oakville, Ontario. After a last ditch effort to find investors, the cinema is now able to make the necessary conversion from 35mm to digital projectors to stay open.
Dec 8, 2013 | 11:01Spark Immigrating for Funding Audio
Spark Immigrating for Funding Dec 8, 2013 | 11:01Canada's new Start-up Visa Program is designed to attract entrepreneurs by offering immigration alongside funding for business ideas. We speak with 3 tech entrepreneurs that want permanent resident status in Canada, and have applied to the new program.
Dec 1, 2013 | 8:55Spark Dramatizing the Internet Audio
Spark Dramatizing the Internet Dec 1, 2013 | 8:55From an outside perspective, the things we do with our computers just don’t look very exciting. Quinn Norton on the limits of dramatizing the internet when everything,from writing a love note to filling out tax forms, just looks like typing.
Nov 22, 2013 | 9:11Spark Robot Torture Audio
Spark Robot Torture Nov 22, 2013 | 9:11Is it OK to torture a robot? To lock a Roomba in the closet all day? To kick a Furby or decapitate a Pleo? Kate Darling thinks we might consider legally protecting robots from abuse in the same way we protect animals.
Dec 11, 2013 | 0:25Spark 35mm Projector Audio
Spark 35mm Projector Dec 11, 2013 | 0:25This is the sound of a 35mm projector recorded at the Encore Cinema in Oakville, Ontario on December 8th, 2013. It's a sound that will soon disappear as cinemas convert to digital projection.
Nov 22, 2013 | 8:37Spark Hardwiring Happiness Audio
Spark Hardwiring Happiness Nov 22, 2013 | 8:37Our brains are wired to remember negative experiences more than positive ones, but neuropsychologist Rick Hanson argues that by focusing on the positive experiences we have, we can 'rewire' our brains for happiness.
Dec 1, 2013 | 8:23Spark Beauty and Brains Audio
Spark Beauty and Brains Dec 1, 2013 | 8:23A little zap to the brain may improve the way you feel aesthetically about a picture. Zaira Cattaneo on enhancing the experience of beauty through brain stimulation.