Dec 1, 2013 | 53:59Spark Beauty and Brains, Beautiful Sound, Because Noun, 24-hour Music, Dramatizing the Internet, and Photo Organization Audio
Spark Beauty and Brains, Beautiful Sound, Because Noun, 24-hour Music, Dramatizing the Internet, and Photo Organization Dec 1, 2013 | 53:59Gretchen McCulloch on internet speak. Jay Frank on music listening in a digital age. Molly Bullard on photo organizing. Zaira Cattaneo on beauty and brain stimulation. Julian Treasure on the most beautiful sound. Quinn Norton on dramatizing the internet.
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.
Jan 5, 2014 | 13:56Spark "Daily Rituals" with author Mason Currey Audio
Spark "Daily Rituals" with author Mason Currey Jan 5, 2014 | 13:56In his book Daily Rituals, author Mason Currey looks at the daily rituals of famous artists, composers and writers and tells us how their rituals fueled their creativity, the patterns he's observed, and tips for us to use in our own lives.
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."
Nov 24, 2013 | 53:59Spark Training Your Brain for Happiness, Robot Torture, the Pre-Digi Selfie, Privacy and the NSA, Status and Attention. Audio
Spark Training Your Brain for Happiness, Robot Torture, the Pre-Digi Selfie, Privacy and the NSA, Status and Attention. Nov 24, 2013 | 53:59Aimee Morrison on the history of selfies. Alice Marwick on her book Status Update. Kate Darling on legally protecting robots from abuse. Rick Hanson on training your brain for happiness. Ron Deibert on privacy and the NSA.
May 11, 2014 | 15:36Spark Scanning and skimming Audio
Spark Scanning and skimming May 11, 2014 | 15:36Maryanne Wolf explores the differences between screen reading and paper reading, and what the move to digital is doing to our brains. Plus, bookfuturist Tim Carmody, on the changes in 'serious' reading he's seen as a result of screen reading.
May 4, 2014 | 14:06Spark Cubed Audio
Spark Cubed May 4, 2014 | 14:06Nikil Saval's new book, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, explores how the modern office came to be, and why so many of us ended up in a cubicle.
Jun 8, 2014 | 12:17Spark 100 year photo Audio
Spark 100 year photo Jun 8, 2014 | 12:17Experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats wants to create a 100 year in the making photo of Berlin, using pinhole cameras and slow exposure in order to encourage us to think long term about development and our cities.
Sep 21, 2014 | 10:01Spark Mindful Multitasking Audio
Spark Mindful Multitasking Sep 21, 2014 | 10:01Can contemplative practices like mindfulness meditation can help us manage our busy, multitasking lives? David M. Levy, a professor at the Information School at the University of Washington and a long-time mediator, thinks so.