Dec 13, 2013 | 12:17Spark Minecraft for Parents Audio
Spark Minecraft for Parents Dec 13, 2013 | 12:17Lots of adults play Minecraft, but the virtual construction video game seems to hold a particular fascination for kids. Educator and author Cori Dusmann has tips on what adults need to know to get their kids started.
Dec 15, 2013 | 11:44Spark Minecraft Education Audio
Spark Minecraft Education Dec 15, 2013 | 11:44Julia Pagel on the role of popular video game Minecraft in the classroom. Cori Dusmann with tips on what adults need to know to get their kids started with the game.
Dec 8, 2013 | 13:39Spark Digital Market Manipulation Audio
Spark Digital Market Manipulation Dec 8, 2013 | 13:39Shopping online this holiday season? Ryan Calo on a future of 'digital market manipulation', where emerging technologies may make it possible to market based the vulnerabilities of consumers.
Dec 8, 2013 | 8:54Spark Retail vs. Online Shopping Audio
Spark Retail vs. Online Shopping Dec 8, 2013 | 8:54Find yourself rushing around doing lots of holiday shopping these days? Wait a sec. Wasn't the internet supposed to change all that? Although almost any purchase is just a click away, Avi Goldfarb tells us why location still matters.
Dec 15, 2013 | 15:23Spark Hands-on Interaction Audio
Spark Hands-on Interaction Dec 15, 2013 | 15:23In a world of touchscreens, Calvin Chu wants to bring physical buttons, knobs, and sliders back to everyday computing with Palette. And usability expert Jared Spool on the trend toward physicality and tactility in user interface design.
Dec 15, 2013 | 8:24Spark The Downside of Digital Conversion Audio
Spark The Downside of Digital Conversion Dec 15, 2013 | 8:24What are we losing with the digital conversion of movie theatres? Caetlin Benson-Allott argues it's more than just an aesthetic change, it also threatens the diversity of our film experiences because it imposes a singular business model on cinema.
Dec 1, 2013 | 7:51Spark Because Internet Audio
Spark Because Internet Dec 1, 2013 | 7:51Gretchen McCulloch is a linguist who has thought a lot about the evolution of internet-y language. She tells us about the origins of internet-speak, and how linguists determine the boundaries and rules of this emerging language.
Dec 15, 2013 | 14:30Spark Back for an Encore Audio
Spark Back for an Encore Dec 15, 2013 | 14:30It's like something out of a movie. After a successful last ditch effort to find investors and raise money, the independent Encore Cinema in Oakville is making the conversion to digital in order to stay open.
Dec 1, 2013 | 8:29Spark Photo Organization Audio
Spark Photo Organization Dec 1, 2013 | 8:29Digital photography has left us with a deluge of photos we can't possibly organize in a meaningful way. Molly Bullard is a full-time photo organizer in Seattle who helps people tame their photo collections.