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.
Dec 14, 2014 | 8:25Spark How to preserve the uniqueness of our cities Audio
Spark How to preserve the uniqueness of our cities Dec 14, 2014 | 8:25Many contemporary cities suffer from the problem of "placelessness" - they are all starting to look alike, partly because of rigid building codes. Luna Khirfan argues that the informal, organic designs of "tactical urbanism" keep our cities unique.
Dec 7, 2014 | 14:32Spark How to "see" with your tongue Audio
Spark How to "see" with your tongue Dec 7, 2014 | 14:32In 2008, Jose Neto was blinded by a stray bullet. In 2011, he became one of the first Canadians to use a device called the Brainport, which translates visual information into electrical impulses on the tongue.
Dec 7, 2014 | 9:25Spark Building an artificial sixth sense Audio
Spark Building an artificial sixth sense Dec 7, 2014 | 9:25Peter Konig can always tell which direction he's pointed, thanks to the feelSpace belt — a special belt that always vibrates in the direction of magnetic north. Then, Nora talks to philosopher of perception Fiona Macpherson.