Dec 21, 2014 | 53:59Spark 270: 3D printing your memories, a call for less commenting and more reading, online ads and obfuscation, and more. Audio
Spark 270: 3D printing your memories, a call for less commenting and more reading, online ads and obfuscation, and more. Dec 21, 2014 | 53:59This time on Spark, the hidden assumptions and secret biases of the technologies we use every day. From the trouble with so much commenting and so little reading online, to when good algorithms go bad! And more.
Sep 7, 2014 | 7:42Spark Handwriting email Audio
Spark Handwriting email Sep 7, 2014 | 7:42What did you do this summer? Tech columnist Mónica Guzmán carried out an experiment to handwrite all responses to her digital messages for 48 hours to find out what it tells us about how we write.
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.
Sep 28, 2014 | 10:21Spark Hacking maternal health Audio
Spark Hacking maternal health Sep 28, 2014 | 10:21MIT just hosted a hackathon with the goal of building a better breast pump. Catherine D'Ignazio is with MIT's Media Lab and she says the breast pump is just one example of how a lack of innovation can be harmful to maternal and neonatal health.
May 15, 2011 | 6:19Spark Microchips for the Brain with Dr. Peter Carlen and Roman Genov Audio
Spark Microchips for the Brain with Dr. Peter Carlen and Roman Genov May 15, 2011 | 6:19Since we've got the human brain on the, ahem, brain, research being done at Toronto Western Hospital caught our eye. Scientists are developing a microchip that interacts with brain tissue and could one day make epileptic seizures obsolete. Nora dropped by the lab to meet Dr. Peter Carlen, a neuroscientist who runs the lab and Roman Genov, an associate professor of electrical engineering from the University of Toronto who is part of the project.
Dec 8, 2013 | 13:39Spark Digital Market Manipulation Audio
Spark Digital Market Manipulation Dec 8, 2013 | 13:39Shopping online this holiday season? Ryan Calo on a future of 'digital market manipulation', where emerging technologies may make it possible to market based the vulnerabilities of consumers.