Spark

230: Robot Gender Stereotypes. Facebook Relationship Analysis. Open Annotation. The History of Marginalia. How Noise Annoys.

This week on Spark - A look at the history of marginalia, and a movement to annotate anything on the web. Democracy? Free for all? Maybe both! Also, a look at the impact today's gender stereotypes may have on artificial intelligence design. And exploring the connection between technology and sound.

This week on Spark - A look at the history of marginalia, and a movement to annotate anything on the web. Democracy? Free for all? Maybe both! Also, a look at the impact today's gender stereotypes may have on artificial intelligence design. And exploring the connection between technology and sound.

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Robot Gender Stereotypes - part 1

Friederike Eyssel's research focuses on gender stereotyping and robotics, specifically how people react to robots with short hair, versus long.

Friederike Eyssel
Have a look at these robot hairstyles!


Robot Gender Stereotypes - part 2

In her article "Will Robots Make Us Sexist?" Soraya Chemaly argues that the male-dominated tech sector is affecting the way we design artificial intelligence.

Soraya Chemaly
Soraya's article Will robots make us sexist?
More on the UN Campaign on gender inequality


Social Network Analysis

Spark producer Dan Misener with what your Facebook profile could be saying about your romantic relationship.

Study on the network analysis of relationships on Facebook
Study co-author Jon Kleinberg
Want to see what your profile says? Check out Graph Your Friends and Touch Graph


Open Annotation

Dan Whaley is the founder of Hypothes.is, a company that promises an open annotation web experience where anyone can comment on anything.

Dan Whaley
Hypothes.is
Open Annotation Group
Popular Science: Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments


The History of Marginalia

Heather Jackson with an historical look at the practice of marginal notes in books, and how it compares to writing in the margins of the web.

Heather Jackson


Hearing the Roaring Twenties

Emily Thompson has co-created a very cool website called The Roaring Twenties, an acoustical trip back in time to Manhattan in the late '20s.

The Roaring Twenties
Emily Thompson
Full Spark interview with Emily Thompson


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