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.
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'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
Dan Whaley is the founder of Hypothes.is, a company that promises an open annotation web experience where anyone can comment on anything.
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.
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
Full Spark interview with Emily Thompson