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Spark in the summer

Spark in the summer - A beautiful summer day at Sauble Beach, Ontario (DJ Singh/Flickr)

A beautiful summer day at Sauble Beach, Ontario (DJ Singh/Flickr)

The final episode of Spark's seventh season aired the last week of June. Thanks for being part of Spark this season! We'll be back with new episodes after Labour Day.

But in case you didn't get enough of artificial intelligence, autonomous cars, privacy implications, relationship analysis, and workplace robots - here is our plan for the summer!

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Glitch art

Glitch art
A short introduction to glitch art, as featured on Spark 226, from September 2013.

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Tasting data

Tasting data

A look at what data tastes like, as featured on Spark 227, from October, 2013.



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Robot hairstyles

Robot hairstyles

Robots, hairstyles, and gender biases, as featured on Spark 230, from November 2013.

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Looks Like Music

Looks Like Music

How do you make music if you can't read musical notation? With the help of robots. As featured in Spark 231 from November, 2013.

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Daily rituals

Daily rituals

Tips for encouraging creativity, as featured in Spark 236, from January 2014.

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Spark in the summer

Spark in the summer

The final episode of Spark's seventh season aired the last week of June. Thanks for being part of Spark this season! We'll be back with new episodes after Labour Day.

But in case you didn't get enough of artificial intelligence, autonomous cars, privacy implications, relationship analysis, and workplace robots - here is our plan for the summer!

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Elder tech

Elder tech

Our society is getting older fast and dealing with growing rates of dementia. Researchers and industry are turning their attention to the massive elder care market and developing technologies and services to help seniors integrate tech into their lives. We hear from participants and volunteers at ETAG, the Elder Technology Assistance Group. And Nora tours the iDapt Home Lab at Toronto's Rehab Institute with senior scientist Alex Mihailidis.

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Social media microbes

Social media microbes

Nick Bratt created a pocket microscope called The MicrobeScope that uses your smartphone as the display screen because he wants to promote scientific curiosity in a fun and engaging way.

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Interactive cities

Interactive cities

Daan Roosegaarde is ​one of the leading designers​ envisioning the networked cities of the future, from roads that tell you when they're slippery to dancing lights that turn on when you pass them.

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Easy electronics

Easy electronics

What if building your own electronics was as easy as playing with Lego? Well, there's a new kind of kit that lets you do just that. Ayah Bdeir is the founder of littleBits, Lego-like building blocks of electronics designed to snap together easily with magnets, so that anyone can make simple circuitry projects.

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