Dec 1, 2013 | 8:29Spark Photo Organization Audio
Spark Photo Organization Dec 1, 2013 | 8:29Digital photography has left us with a deluge of photos we can't possibly organize in a meaningful way. Molly Bullard is a full-time photo organizer in Seattle who helps people tame their photo collections.
Dec 1, 2013 | 8:23Spark Beauty and Brains Audio
Spark Beauty and Brains Dec 1, 2013 | 8:23A 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.
Dec 1, 2013 | 7:51Spark Because Internet Audio
Spark Because Internet Dec 1, 2013 | 7:51Gretchen McCulloch is a linguist who has thought a lot about the evolution of internet-y language. She tells us about the origins of internet-speak, and how linguists determine the boundaries and rules of this emerging language.
Dec 1, 2013 | 5:15Spark 24-hour Music Audio
Spark 24-hour Music Dec 1, 2013 | 5:15And you thought the "Thriller" video was long! Pharrell Williams has released a 24 hour long video for the song Happy. Music biz insider Jay Frank argues it shows us how music listening is changing in a digital age.
Dec 1, 2013 | 9:37Spark Beautiful Sound Audio
Spark Beautiful Sound Dec 1, 2013 | 9:37Spark's favourite sound expert Julian Treasure is one of the judges for the Most Beautiful Sound in the World competition. The author of Sound Business tells us what makes a sound beautiful.
Dec 1, 2013 | 8:55Spark Dramatizing the Internet Audio
Spark Dramatizing the Internet Dec 1, 2013 | 8:55From an outside perspective, the things we do with our computers just don’t look very exciting. Quinn Norton on the limits of dramatizing the internet when everything,from writing a love note to filling out tax forms, just looks like typing.
Nov 29, 2013 | 14:59Spark Startup Visa 101 Audio
Spark Startup Visa 101 Nov 29, 2013 | 14:59Investor Boris Wertz explains the Canadian Start-Up Visa program, which is designed to attract foreign entrepreneurs to create Canadian businesses and jobs.
Nov 22, 2013 | 9:29Spark The pre-Digi Selfie Audio
Spark The pre-Digi Selfie Nov 22, 2013 | 9:29In light of this week's news that "selfie" was named by Oxford Dictionaries as their International Word of the Year, we speak with Aimee Morrison about the long, pre-digital history of the selfie, and what they reveal about our culture.
Nov 22, 2013 | 10:45Spark Status Update Audio
Spark Status Update Nov 22, 2013 | 10:45For her book, Status Update, Alice Marwick conducted an extensive ethnography of the San Francisco tech scene, to find out why the promise of a democratic and participatory social media culture has turned into an obsession with status and attention.
Nov 22, 2013 | 8:37Spark Hardwiring Happiness Audio
Spark Hardwiring Happiness Nov 22, 2013 | 8:37Our brains are wired to remember negative experiences more than positive ones, but neuropsychologist Rick Hanson argues that by focusing on the positive experiences we have, we can 'rewire' our brains for happiness.