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!


For ten weeks this summer, we'll air updated versions of our favourite episodes from the past season. Here's the schedule:

June 29 & July 2: Episode 224 - Nourishing online community. Designing workplace culture. The NSA, surveillance, and you. Serendipity and global connection.

July 6 & 9: Episode 225 - Autonomous cars and the future of cities. Always-on video communication. Ambient sound in the workplace.

July 13 & 16: Episode 226 - Falling in love with artificial intelligence. Context-aware computing and common ground. Soldiers and robots. The beauty of glitch art.

July 20 & 23: Episode 227 - Tasting Data. Smart Cities. Craft and Design. Facts on Fax.

July 27 & 30: Episode 230 - Robot Gender Stereotypes. Facebook Relationship Analysis. Open Annotation. The History of Marginalia. How Noise Annoys.

Aug 3 & 6: Episode 231 - In Favour of Paper. Dirty Web Secrets. The Politics of Memes. No More Bosses. Looks Like Music.

Aug 10 & 13: Episode 232 - Training Your Brain for Happiness. Robot Torture. The pre-Digi Selfie. Privacy and the NSA. Status and Attention.

Aug 17 & 20: Episode 233 - Beauty and Brains. Beautiful Sound. Because Noun. 24-hour Music. Dramatizing the Internet. Photo Organization.

Aug 24 & 27: Episode 235 - Digital Conversion at the Movies. Minecraft Education. Designing Physical Interfaces.

Aug 31 & Sep 3: Episode 236 - The Ancient History of Social Media. Make Your Life an Experiment. Daily Rituals for Creativity.




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