Mar 2, 2014 | 11:08Spark Responsive architecture Audio
Spark Responsive architecture Mar 2, 2014 | 11:08Urban designer Rodolphe el-Khoury argues that computer scientists and engineers built the web, but now it's the architects' turn, as they design for a future where the home is a computer.
Mar 2, 2014 | 9:10Spark Software Carpentry Audio
Spark Software Carpentry Mar 2, 2014 | 9:10Carpentry is a handy thing to know: build a shelf...repair a table…do some computer programming? Greg Wilson says his volunteer organization Software Carpentry aims to make scientists more productive by teaching them basic computing skills.
Mar 2, 2014 | 7:08Spark In the Air, Tonight Audio
Spark In the Air, Tonight Mar 2, 2014 | 7:08Light up a building with tweets about #homelessness. Dave Colangelo on his project In the Air Tonight, a massive public data visualization on the campus of Ryerson University.
Feb 23, 2014 | 12:13Spark Speech donors Audio
Spark Speech donors Feb 23, 2014 | 12:13Until now, people living with severe speech disorders only had a few computerized voices to choose from. With the help of speech donors, Rupal Patel is creating new, personalized voices that match the individual.
Feb 23, 2014 | 7:38Spark Exist Audio
Spark Exist Feb 23, 2014 | 7:38Web developer Josh Sharp helps people discover patterns and correlations in their own behavior with his new website, Exist. The service aims to help you "track and understand your life."
Mar 2, 2014 | 6:57Spark Blackboards vs Computers Audio
Spark Blackboards vs Computers Mar 2, 2014 | 6:57A theoretical physicist long relied on two tools: a blackboard, and a very big brain. As Ben Davies of The Perimeter Institute tells us, though, more and more physicists are relying on powerful computers to model their theories.
Feb 23, 2014 | 12:18Spark The essential self Audio
Spark The essential self Feb 23, 2014 | 12:18The quantified self is a growing practice of using today’s tech tools for insight and self-improvement. Linda Stone is a leading tech thinker who says we need to focus instead on what she calls "the essential self."
Mar 9, 2014 | 9:44Spark Estrangement online Audio
Spark Estrangement online Mar 9, 2014 | 9:44Becca Bland is estranged from her parents and has written about her experience to help people better understand the impact of social media on family relationships.
Feb 23, 2014 | 12:32Spark Speech Donors Audio
Spark Speech Donors Feb 23, 2014 | 12:32Until now, people living with severe speech disorders only had a few computerized voices to choose from. Spark host Nora Young speaks with Rupal Patel, who is using speech donors to create new, personalized voices that match the individual.
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.
Mar 2, 2014 | 4:01Spark Focus at will Audio
Spark Focus at will Mar 2, 2014 | 4:01Do you have trouble concentrating while working? Will Henshall created Focus at Will, a productivity tool that uses deliberately altered music to help you focus and concentrate while working and studying.