Feb 9, 2014 | 5:32Spark Romantimatic Audio
Spark Romantimatic Feb 9, 2014 | 5:32Greg Knauss created an app to remind you to text your romantic partner. While some response has been negative, Greg believes the app is the opposite of cynical, a way to remember something important, just like any other calendar reminder.
Feb 9, 2014 | 8:14Spark The quantified breakup Audio
Spark The quantified breakup Feb 9, 2014 | 8:14Like the song goes, it's Heartaches by the Number. When Lam Thuy Vo went through a painful breakup last summer, she began a Tumblr that documented her emotional life in charts and graphs.
Feb 9, 2014 | 8:27Spark Letting go Audio
Spark Letting go Feb 9, 2014 | 8:27Does looking up exes on Facebook count as unhealthy behavior? Tara Marshall's research says online surveillance of ex-romantic partners may prevent people from moving on after a break-up and inhibits personal growth.
Feb 9, 2014 | 5:08Spark Forgiveness Audio
Spark Forgiveness Feb 9, 2014 | 5:08Could our digital lives be changing the nature of forgiveness? Philosophy professor Charles Griswold on the impact of technology on the process of forgiving others.
Feb 9, 2014 | 6:54Spark Technology for recovery Audio
Spark Technology for recovery Feb 9, 2014 | 6:54We love the power of numbers, but can capturing data about our relationship improve our behaviour or better understand what happened? Steve Whittaker on the power - and limits - of the quantified heart.
Jan 26, 2014 | 9:33Spark Music, memory, sleep Audio
Spark Music, memory, sleep Jan 26, 2014 | 9:33Neuroscientist Dan Wetmore and his colleagues at startup Sheepdog Sciences are developing a wearable device that will use music to help turn your short-term memories into long-term memories, all while you are sleeping.
Jan 26, 2014 | 10:07Spark Cheap genome mapping Audio
Spark Cheap genome mapping Jan 26, 2014 | 10:07Biotech company Illumina says it can sequence a full human genome for $1,000, long considered a watershed target. Peter Chow-White on what cheaper maps of our DNA mean for our health, and the future of our genetic privacy.
Jan 26, 2014 | 11:09Spark The anti-robot Audio
Spark The anti-robot Jan 26, 2014 | 11:09Jonathan Tippett is developing a machine he calls the anti-robot - a giant mechanical animal that you would pilot by sitting inside it. Part art project, part fantasy sports device, Jonathan says it will be a unique human-machine interaction device.
Jan 19, 2014 | 12:07Spark Net Neutrality Audio
Spark Net Neutrality Jan 19, 2014 | 12:07Could your ISP intentionally slow down Netflix or throttle your Skype calls in order to make their own services more appealing? Stanford law professor Barbara van Shewick explains recent U.S. Net Neutrality news, and what it could mean for Canadians.