Mar 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.
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.
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.
Sep 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.
Dec 21, 2012 | 10:14Spark Raspberry Pi Audio
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.
Jan 5, 2014 | 13:56Spark "Daily Rituals" with author Mason Currey Audio
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.
Mar 15, 2015 | 10:00Spark How to unlock your creativity Audio
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.
Apr 19, 2015 | 4:23Spark A tunnel to (internet) freedom Audio
Spark A tunnel to (internet) freedom Apr 19, 2015 | 4:23In Paraguay, Internet.org offers free internet access, but only to Facebook and a few other sites. Frustrated by this, Matias Insaurralde created a software tool to give users access to the broader internet.
Jun 26, 2011 | 54:00Spark Internet of Elsewhere, DIY Life, the Semantic Web, Intuitive Search, and Context Computing Audio
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.