Nov 22, 2013 | 8:58Spark Black Code Audio
Spark Black Code Nov 22, 2013 | 8:586 months after Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency, stories are still coming out, including more allegations about Canada's CSEC. Ron Deibert on why we need a new 'social contract' about surveillance in a social media age.
Nov 20, 2013 | 14:27Spark Privacy, Security, and the NSA Audio
Spark Privacy, Security, and the NSA Nov 20, 2013 | 14:27It's been nearly 6 months since the first of Edward Snowden's leaks about surveillance by the NSA, with more to come on Canada's CSEC. We decided to check in again with Ron Deibert, author of Black Code, which has just come out in an expanded edition.
Nov 20, 2013 | 14:57Spark Beauty and the Brain Audio
Spark Beauty and the Brain Nov 20, 2013 | 14:57A 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.
Nov 18, 2013 | 19:59Spark Bye-bye Batteries Audio
Spark Bye-bye Batteries Nov 18, 2013 | 19:59Imagine a cell phone that never needs to be charged. We're not there yet, but researchers like Joshua Smith are working on a new breed of battery-free electronics.
Nov 15, 2013 | 11:04Spark Meaning in Memes Audio
Spark Meaning in Memes Nov 15, 2013 | 11:04Limor Shifman argues that internet memes are more than just silly entertainment - they engage us politically, and have a lot to teach us about the nature of digital culture. She also weighs in on the current crop of Rob Ford memes.
Nov 15, 2013 | 5:46Spark Looks Like Music Audio
Spark Looks Like Music Nov 15, 2013 | 5:46Inspired by his own dyslexia, and love of music, Yuri Suzuki built the sound art installation "Looks Like Music" in order to challenge the traditional ways sound and music are made.
Nov 15, 2013 | 7:04Spark In Favour of Paper Audio
Spark In Favour of Paper Nov 15, 2013 | 7:04The people at Bruce Mau Design use paper and colourful sticky notes in their office because they feel it does a better job than digital alternatives. Host Nora Young tours the studio to see if it's true!
Nov 15, 2013 | 9:13Spark Dirty Web Secrets Audio
Spark Dirty Web Secrets Nov 15, 2013 | 9:13Ever had a frustrating experience trying to find something on a website? You probably blamed yourself, but Harry Brignull says the real culprit is "dark patterns" - dirty tricks of web design.
Harry Brignull, web design, dirty secrets, Dark