October 2013

229: Link Rot. Image vs. Reality. Payphone Resurgence. Virtual Economies. God and Tech.

This week, a spoooky Spark - Rotting links, phantom economies, treacherous images, bringing the payphone back from the dead! And...

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Recreating the Sounds of the Roaring Twenties

I just interviewed Emily Thompson, a history professor at Princeton University. Emily researches the cultural history of sound, and how...

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Spoooooky Spark!

Wondering what we're up to at Spark this week? A little...scared, even? Well, we're working on stories about rotting links,...

Religion, Spirituality, Magic...and Technology

Recently, I talked to Jeremy Stolow. He is a media historian at Concordia University, and editor of the book, Deus...

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228: The future of privacy. Surveillance society. Mobile security. Genome identification.

This week on Spark - The BC Privacy Commissioner recently hosted a fascinating conference all about the future of privacy,...

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5 Privacy-Enhancing Tips from Canada's Leading Tech Minds

Want to improve your online privacy? During last weekend's Privacy and Access 20/20 conference in Vancouver, we asked five of...

Link Rot at the Supreme Court

There's something rotten at the U.S. Supreme Court....

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Repeat - Spark 210 from March 2013

This week, a repeat of one of our favourite episodes from earlier this year - Spark 210: Surveillance, Sharing, Colour....

Comparing robot hairstyles

What does a robot's hairstyle have to do with the types of jobs people think it can do? A lot....

Against the Smart City

Adam Greenfield believes there is a "deep conceptual problem with the smart city at virtually every level."...

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227: Tasting Data. Smart Cities. Craft and Design. Facts on Fax.

This week on Spark - We find out what data tastes like, take a look at what older technologies have...

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What does data taste like?

Coming up on Spark 227, contributor Alison Broverman visits the Bev Lab to taste a few tweet-based beverages. Here's a...

In Plane Sight

A well made tool is a beautiful thing that can last a lifetime or more. But does that kind of...
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