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 | 5:55Spark Reporter Audio
Spark Reporter Feb 23, 2014 | 5:55Self-tracking pioneer Nicholas Felton talks about his new app Reporter, which he built "for tracking the things you care about."
Feb 23, 2014 | 9:06Spark Sciencescape Audio
Spark Sciencescape Feb 23, 2014 | 9:06Now that most scientific journals are digital, it's become difficult to keep track of new research. In an attempt to solve this problem, Sam Molyneux created Sciencescape, which he describes as a kind of "Twitter for research papers."
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."
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."
Feb 16, 2014 | 12:37Spark Computers on Law & Order Audio
Spark Computers on Law & Order Feb 16, 2014 | 12:37What's it like to watch every single episode of Law & Order, in order? Art professor Jeffrey Thompson knows - he watched every episode of the show to document 20 years' worth of fictional human-computer interaction.
Feb 16, 2014 | 14:00Spark Networked teens Audio
Spark Networked teens Feb 16, 2014 | 14:00Wondering what the kids are up to these days on social media? In her book, It's Complicated, danah boyd argues things aren't quite what they seem when it comes to networked teens.
Feb 16, 2014 | 8:06Spark RoboCop and us Audio
Spark RoboCop and us Feb 16, 2014 | 8:06Writer Matt Novak argues that today's drones and automated military technology is the end point of a long history of fascination with -and anxiety about- cyborgs, in society and pop culture.
Feb 16, 2014 | 4:29Spark Romantic reminder app Audio
Spark Romantic reminder app Feb 16, 2014 | 4:29In this edition of We Asked the Question, Spark producer Michelle Parise asks the broader Spark community: How would you feel if your significant other used an app to remember to say "I love you?"
Feb 9, 2014 | 7:22Spark Techno-incompatibility Audio
Spark Techno-incompatibility Feb 9, 2014 | 7:22Does your partner get angry when you text during dinner? Jesse Fox on the problems that arise when couples have different ideas about appropriate tech use within a relationship.