May 18, 2014 | 8:21Spark The People's Bot Audio
Spark The People's Bot May 18, 2014 | 8:21Nathan Matias and Chelsea Barabas demonstrate The People's Bot, a telepresence robot designed to broaden access to people who otherwise couldn't physically attend events.
May 11, 2014 | 10:32Spark Social reading Audio
Spark Social reading May 11, 2014 | 10:32Allen Lau is the co-founder and CEO of Wattpad, and he believes the future of reading and writing is social. Plus, bookfuturist Tim Carmody, Spark's future of reading houseguest this week, with his take on the term 'social reading'.
May 11, 2014 | 13:27Spark Bite-sized reading Audio
Spark Bite-sized reading May 11, 2014 | 13:27Yael Goldstein Love explains Rooster, a smartphone app that offers bite-sized, subscription-based books. Plus, bookfuturist Tim Carmody, Spark's future of reading houseguest this week, with his take on immersive reading.
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 | 8:46Spark Conflict Prevention Audio
Spark Conflict Prevention May 4, 2014 | 8:46Chris Tuckwood is the Executive Director of the Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, a Canadian NGO working in Kenya. He tells us about their latest project, Una Hakika, which uses cell phones to stop the spread of violence-inciting rumours.
May 4, 2014 | 10:09Spark Slow TV Audio
Spark Slow TV May 4, 2014 | 10:09Espen Ytreberg is a Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. Espen talks about slow television- a Norwegian phenomenon characterized by real time, minute-by-minute coverage of ordinary events.
May 4, 2014 | 7:43Spark Kids Designing For Kids Audio
Spark Kids Designing For Kids May 4, 2014 | 7:43Today's kids use lots of digital technology, from games and toys to educational apps. How can tech designers from a pre-digital era anticipate their needs? By working with them! Allison Druin develops new technologies for kids, with kids.
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.
May 4, 2014 | 5:44Spark Emotion-sensing Video Games Audio
Spark Emotion-sensing Video Games May 4, 2014 | 5:44Corey McCall and fellow doctoral students at Stanford where have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming -- handheld game controllers that measure the emotional part of the player's brain and alter the gameplay to make it more eng
Apr 27, 2014 | 3:48Spark We asked the question Audio
Spark We asked the question Apr 27, 2014 | 3:48If everyone's learning experience is customized, does that mean everyone gets an A? Spark producer Michelle Parise asks the broader Spark community: Should education be personalized so everyone can succeed, or should students be allowed to sink or swim?
Apr 27, 2014 | 9:53Spark George Siemens on personal education Audio
Spark George Siemens on personal education Apr 27, 2014 | 9:53Today's students leave lots of data trails - from demographic information, to how they read and highlight ebooks, and interact online. Researcher George Siemens explains how analyzing data about the way students learn lets schools customize education.