Nov 23, 2014 | 6:43Spark Why your hands are the windows to your mind Audio
Spark Why your hands are the windows to your mind Nov 23, 2014 | 6:43Human hands are incredibly expressive, but the gadgets we use don't take advantage of all the information they carry. Microsoft Research's Ken Hinckley is working to change that, by developing a tablet and stylus that can tell how they're being gripped.
Nov 30, 2014 | 53:59Spark 267: Slow video games, retroactive advertising, gaming the classroom and more. Audio
Spark 267: Slow video games, retroactive advertising, gaming the classroom and more. Nov 30, 2014 | 53:59This time on Spark, new ways of educating, playing, and listening. School standbys get a digital update, Germany's audiobook craze, slowing video games down, and putting new products in old videos.
May 15, 2011 | 6:19Spark Microchips for the Brain with Dr. Peter Carlen and Roman Genov Audio
Spark Microchips for the Brain with Dr. Peter Carlen and Roman Genov May 15, 2011 | 6:19Since we've got the human brain on the, ahem, brain, research being done at Toronto Western Hospital caught our eye. Scientists are developing a microchip that interacts with brain tissue and could one day make epileptic seizures obsolete. Nora dropped by the lab to meet Dr. Peter Carlen, a neuroscientist who runs the lab and Roman Genov, an associate professor of electrical engineering from the University of Toronto who is part of the project.
Apr 14, 2013 | 53:59Spark Longevity, Integration, and Disposal Audio
Spark Longevity, Integration, and Disposal Apr 14, 2013 | 53:59(Spark 213): Cliff Hacking on e-waste disposal in Canada. David Fleming on real estate and virtual staging. Julia Pagel on the Integrative Thinking technique in schools. Phil Gyford, Jason Scott, and Meg Ambrose on data longevity and web ephemerality.
Sep 28, 2014 | 10:21Spark Hacking maternal health Audio
Spark Hacking maternal health Sep 28, 2014 | 10:21MIT just hosted a hackathon with the goal of building a better breast pump. Catherine D'Ignazio is with MIT's Media Lab and she says the breast pump is just one example of how a lack of innovation can be harmful to maternal and neonatal health.
Nov 2, 2014 | 53:59Spark 264: Truth, rumours, fake news, and misattribution in a digital age. Audio
Spark 264: Truth, rumours, fake news, and misattribution in a digital age. Nov 2, 2014 | 53:59A look at the push and pull of truth, rumour, misattribution, and the way news stories and art change and morph on the internet as they become viral.
Feb 6, 2013 | 18:21Spark Coding as a Liberal Art Audio
Spark Coding as a Liberal Art Feb 6, 2013 | 18:21What if learning to code was more like taking a creative writing class? Nora Young interviews Diana Kimball, who recently gave a talk called "Coding as a Liberal Art."
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.