Spark | Jan 26, 2014 | 7:05

Quilting with code

Elizabeth Elliott combines code and quilting, turning random, computer-generated designs into quilts and cushion covers.

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Spark - I am not your Uber driverMar 15, 2015 | 4:10Spark I am not your Uber driver Audio
Spark I am not your Uber driver Mar 15, 2015 | 4:10Peer-driven services like Airbnb and Uber are designed to make our lives easier and more convenient by cutting out the middle-man. But they can also have unintended consequences, as we hear from Phylroy Lopez.
Spark - Creativity isn't magicMar 22, 2015 | 11:36Spark Creativity isn't magic Audio
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Spark - 264: Truth, rumours, fake news, and misattribution in a digital age.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.
Spark - Is your email aging you?Mar 22, 2015 | 4:49Spark Is your email aging you? Audio
Spark Is your email aging you? Mar 22, 2015 | 4:49Why the email provider you use may affect how others see you. Spark listener Niraj Joshi shares a recent experience.
Spark - Training Your Brain for Happiness, Robot Torture, the Pre-Digi Selfie, Privacy and the NSA, Status and Attention.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.
Spark - Notification vacationSep 14, 2014 | 11:37Spark Notification vacation Audio
Spark Notification vacation Sep 14, 2014 | 11:37The smartphone brings the world to our pockets, but can also bring an obsession with receiving and responding to notifications. Dr. Larry Rosen says the relentless barrage of notifications can have adverse effects on our mental and physical health.
Spark - The Digital Economy: Capitalism 2.0?Jan 25, 2015 | 9:00Spark The Digital Economy: Capitalism 2.0? Audio
Spark The Digital Economy: Capitalism 2.0? Jan 25, 2015 | 9:00Twenty years after writing his bestseller The Digital Economy, Don Tapscott looks at the new challenges facing the digital economy and the questions every thought leader needs to ask in order to thrive.
Spark - Watch yourself write and you could be a better writerMar 22, 2015 | 9:04Spark Watch yourself write and you could be a better writer Audio
Spark Watch yourself write and you could be a better writer Mar 22, 2015 | 9:04James Somers created Draftback, a tool that lets you replay what you've written in Google Docs, so you can gain insight into your writing process.
Spark - What the internet will look like with 5 billion usersApr 19, 2015 | 9:25Spark What the internet will look like with 5 billion users Audio
Spark What the internet will look like with 5 billion users Apr 19, 2015 | 9:25Laura DeNardis argues that in the long term, two-tiered internet access in the developing world poses real problems for innovation and development.
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Spark Raspberry Pi Dec 21, 2012 | 10:14Rob Bishop tells us how Raspberry Pi, a cheap, credit-card sized computer with its guts exposed could revolutionize the way kids learn about computer programming.
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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.
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Spark How to unlock your creativity Mar 15, 2015 | 10:00Musician and entrepreneur David Usher argues that creativity isn't some 'special sauce' that you're either born with or not. It's a skill you can learn. He offers tips and tricks for learning to be more creative.
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Spark Internet of Elsewhere, DIY Life, the Semantic Web, Intuitive Search, and Context Computing Jun 26, 2011 | 54:00Cyrus Farivar on The Internet of Elsewhere. Jon Kalish on living a totally DIY life. Deborah McGuiness on the semantic web. Aditi Muralidharan on building intuition into search. And Hossein Rahnama on context-aware computing.
Spark - Flipping the Classroom, Digital Inequality, and Redefining IntelligenceSep 8, 2013 | 53:59Spark Flipping the Classroom, Digital Inequality, and Redefining Intelligence Audio
Spark Flipping the Classroom, Digital Inequality, and Redefining Intelligence Sep 8, 2013 | 53:59(Spark 223): Carolyn Durley on the flipped classroom. Anabel Quan-Haase on the digital divide. Laura Robinson on inequality and digital engagement. Faria Sana and Dan Misener on laptop distractibility. Scott Barry Kaufman on his book Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined.

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