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Training Your Brain for Happiness, Robot Torture, the Pre-Digi Selfie, Privacy and the NSA, Status and Attention.

Aimee 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.

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Spark - Online Shopping, Market Manipulation, and Attracting Foreign Start-upsDec 8, 2013 | 53:59Spark Online Shopping, Market Manipulation, and Attracting Foreign Start-ups Audio
Spark Online Shopping, Market Manipulation, and Attracting Foreign Start-ups Dec 8, 2013 | 53:59Ryan Calo on a future of digital market manipulation. Avi Goldfarb on why physical location still plays a major role in shopping. Boris Wertz on attract foreign entrepreneurs to Canada. Three hopeful applicants to the Canadian Start-up Visa Program.
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Spark Finding the ghost in the MP3 May 3, 2015 | 6:44Ryan Maguire makes new music by isolating the musical "ghosts" that are normally taken away when a track is compressed into an MP3.
Spark - Can an A.I program be a criminal?Jan 18, 2015 | 14:12Spark Can an A.I program be a criminal? Audio
Spark Can an A.I program be a criminal? Jan 18, 2015 | 14:12Recently we've seen examples of bots that can buy illegal substances online or that spit out defamatory tweets. But can an artificial intelligence program be a criminal? Can a robot? Ryan Calo thinks robotics will soon require its own legal framework.
Spark - 283: consciousness, intelligent software, kids and gamesApr 26, 2015 | 53:59Spark 283: consciousness, intelligent software, kids and games Audio
Spark 283: consciousness, intelligent software, kids and games Apr 26, 2015 | 53:59How different types of intelligence peak at different times in your life. Kids, self-control and games. Open-source intelligent software. Understanding human (and robot) consciousness.
Spark - Retro wearablesJun 22, 2014 | 9:54Spark Retro wearables Audio
Spark Retro wearables Jun 22, 2014 | 9:54Thad Starner is a computer scientist and technical lead on Google Glass. He also started wearing a custom-designed computer way back in 1993. He gives Nora a tour of his huge collection of vintage wearable computers.
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Spark 282: dot-internet, dot-ethics, dot-sucks and more Apr 19, 2015 | 53:59Confusing Facebook with the internet, the continuing .sucks controversy, infrared cameras that sense your house is leaking heat, and the tech sector steps in for social justice.
Spark - 284: Stores are the new stores, art algorithms and moreMay 3, 2015 | 53:59Spark 284: Stores are the new stores, art algorithms and more Audio
Spark 284: Stores are the new stores, art algorithms and more May 3, 2015 | 53:59The perfection of the paper clip. Why the hottest new thing in online shopping is offline shopping. Crisis communication and Nepal. How math can help us understand a Jackson Pollock painting. Women at work in image search.
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Spark Creativity isn't magic Mar 22, 2015 | 11:36In his new book, How to Fly a Horse, Kevin Ashton dispels the myth that creativity is a kind of magic bestowed upon a select few geniuses.
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Spark Interactive cities Jun 22, 2014 | 8:18Daan Roosegaarde is ​one of the leading designers​ envisioning the networked cities of the future, from roads that tell you when they're slippery to dancing lights that turn on when you pass them.
Spark - 280: Beeps, shift swapping, the myth of genius and moreMar 22, 2015 | 53:59Spark 280: Beeps, shift swapping, the myth of genius and more Audio
Spark 280: Beeps, shift swapping, the myth of genius and more Mar 22, 2015 | 53:59Watch your writing process in instant replay. Does your email address age you? Living in a world of beeps. The perception of genius. Why creativity isn't magic.
Spark - Fighting depression through a social networkMay 10, 2015 | 14:36Spark Fighting depression through a social network Audio
Spark Fighting depression through a social network May 10, 2015 | 14:36Can a social network help combat depression? To answer this, researchers created a social network that uses crowdsourced cognitive behavioural therapy.
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