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.
Nov 23, 2014 | 9:44Spark How to make the bus come to you Audio
Spark How to make the bus come to you Nov 23, 2014 | 9:44Imagine if your bus stop moved with you. Bridj is a data driven bus service that responds to commuters in real time. The CEO, Matt George, explains how using big data can make commuting smarter.
Nov 23, 2014 | 13:13Spark The Many Faces of Anonymous Audio
Spark The Many Faces of Anonymous Nov 23, 2014 | 13:13Gabriella Coleman's new book takes a look at the rise of the global phenomenon "Anonymous", a decentralized activist movement that went from being fringe online pranksters to playing a key role in things like Occupy Wall Street and WikiLeaks.
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 9, 2014 | 7:47Spark If you could turn back time Audio
Spark If you could turn back time Nov 9, 2014 | 7:47In her documentary, A Brief History of Time Travel, Gisella Bustillos asks the question "What makes time travel so powerful that it resonates in each of us, and to what lengths are we going today to make it a reality?"
Nov 9, 2014 | 10:51Spark Rain, snow, sleet, and hail, is this a new way to send mail? Audio
Spark Rain, snow, sleet, and hail, is this a new way to send mail? Nov 9, 2014 | 10:51Signet is a small, hand-held laser that burns a computer-readable mark into any package you want to ship. The rest is done online, avoiding digging around for postage and eliminating the need to make a trip to the post office.