Friday December 14, 2012

200: Videogames, Cell Storage, Individualism

hard drive photo

Photo courtesy of Carl Berkeley

This week on Spark - W hy networked individualism is the new social operating system. We see whether the neighbourhood video store really has been killed by downloading and streaming movies from the comfort of the couch. And the very real possibility of storing digital files...in living cells!

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<br /><br /> <h3>Writing Video Games</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0972390/">Mary DeMarle</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.deusex.com/">deus ex: human revolution</a></li> <li> Full Spark interview with <a href=" http://www.cbc.ca/spark/full-interviews/2012/12/14/mary-demarle-on-videogame-storytelling/">Mary DeMarle</a></li> </ul> <br /> <h3>Living Hard Drives</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.brittwray.com/about-2/">Britt Wray</a></li> <li><a href="http://igem.org/Main_Page">International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition</a></li> <li>Britt spoke with <a href="http://soe.stanford.edu/research/endy.htm">Drew Endy, </a><a href="http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpage/119/george-church"> George Church</a> and <a href=" https://gust.com/c/synbiota_2 ">Justin Pahara</a></li> </ul> <br /> <h3>Collaborative Prosthetic Design</h3> <ul> <li>Ivan's robohand blog <a href="http://comingupshorthanded.com/about/">Coming Up Shorthanded</a></li> <li>Video of <a href="http://youtu.be/cyC6_LY7oq0"> Liam using his new hand</a></li> <li><a href="http://youtu.be/PkmHfT_rDf8">Video of Richard's prototype</a></li> <li>The <a href="http://fundly.com/just-a-guy-with-an-idea-restoring-fingers"> fundraising page </a> for Ivan and Richard's project</li> <li>Details about the <a href=" http://chaincrafts.blogspot.ca/2012/08/finger-prosthesis-design-details.html ">open-source design</a></li> <li>Spark interview with <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/spark/episodes/2012/11/09/196-sound-security-sleep/">Ivan Owen</a> before he went to South Africa</li> </ul> <br /> <h3>Neighbourhood Video Store Renaissance</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.denisgrignon.com/bio.php">Denis Grignon</a></li> <li>Denis spoke with <a href="http://www.trentu.ca/theorycentre/crc.php">David Panagia</a></li> <br /> <h3>Networked Individualism</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sociology.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/barrywellman.htm">Barry Wellman</a></li> <li><a href="http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/networked">Networked: The New Social Operating System</a></li> </ul> <br /> </ul>