September 2013

226: Falling in love with artificial intelligence. Context-aware computing and common ground. Soldiers and robots. The beauty of glitch art.

This week on Spark - getting emotional...about tech. As we move into a future of artificial intelligence designed to appeal...

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A Glitch Art Primer

A short introduction to glitch art, as featured on Spark 226....

We asked the question: Built to last

The broader Spark community shares tools they expect will outlive them....

Breaking Bad...Technology

Hi there. Nora here. The other day, I was putting away my pasta machine. It's a manual device that's probably...

225: Autonomous cars and the future of cities. Always-on video communication. Ambient sound in the workplace.

This week on Spark - Everyone's breathlessly talking about autonomous cars. We get beyond the hype for a look at...

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Autonomous Cars

Today Nora spoke with Ryan Chin, the managing director of the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. Spark...

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Always-on Videoconferencing

Perch is a Vancouver-based company that recently released an iOS app for "always-on video communication." Nora Young interviewed CEO Danny...

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224: Nourishing online community. Designing workplace culture. The NSA, surveillance, and you. Serendipity and global connection.

This week on Spark - Why it's still as important as ever to build and nourish community online. Designing workplace...

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223: Flipping the Classroom. The Digital Skills Divide. Inequality and Digital Engagement. Laptop Distractibility. Redefining Intelligence.

This week on Spark - Re-learning Learning. Flipping the classroom, bridging the digital divide, laptop distractibility in the classroom, and...

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Inequality and Digital Engagement

To go along with our upcoming Re-learning Learning episode, Nora interviewed Laura Robinson, who we heard about when we spoke...

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Falling in love with A.I

The new Spike Jonze movie, Her, comes out later this year. It's all about a man who develops feelings for...

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