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Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
||286: Empathy games, intangible art and more||Slow internet speeds, Hifi nostalgia, intangible art and empathetic video games.||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||285: Data collection, cheering up the internet and more||Do fitness trackers even work? Are product companies really data companies? Fighting depression through a social network. How to make the internet a happier place. Teaching computers to recognize jerks.||5/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||284: Stores are the new stores, art algorithms and more||The perfection of the paper clip. Why the hottest new thing in online shopping is offline shopping. Crisis communication and Nepal. How math can help us understand a Jackson Pollock painting. Women at work in image search.||4/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||283: consciousness, intelligent software, kids and games||How different types of intelligence peak at different times in your life. Kids, self-control and games. Open-source intelligent software. Understanding human (and robot) consciousness.||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||282: dot-internet, dot-ethics, dot-sucks and more||Confusing Facebook with the internet, the continuing .sucks controversy, infrared cameras that sense your house is leaking heat, and the tech sector steps in for social justice.||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||281: Vibrating bikes, drawing data and more||Drawing data, why forums are forever, vibrating bicycles, and the future of haptic design.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||280: Beeps, shift swapping, the myth of genius and more||Watch your writing process in instant replay. Does your email address age you? Living in a world of beeps. The perception of genius. Why creativity isn't magic.||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||279: Unlocking your creativity, arts startups, the future of online commenting and more||David Usher's new book on how to unlock your creativity. What artists can learn from tech startups. When software replaces middle management. The future of online commenting. The end of Page 1 and the changing face of news.||3/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||278: Bite-sized books, mapping accessibility, a game that plays itself and more||Bite-sized books, mapping accessibility, a game that plays itself, developing robots for people with disabilities, and what digital reading and Medieval literature have in common.||3/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||277: Digital vellum, reclaiming ephemera, room escape games and more||Why games are crashing through the screen and into the physical world, looking for the digital elephant that never forgets, reclaiming online ephemera and more.||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||276: William Gibson, banner ads as art, crowdsourcing better how-to videos and more||Sci-fi author William Gibson. An algorithm that knows you better than your friends. Social media without “followers” and “likes.” A museum that follows you around the web. And, a how-to lesson on how-to videos.||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||275: Smart beds, public light therapy, connected pets and more||A smart bed to help you sleep better, putting light therapy in public spaces, new ways to get rid of waste and raise crops in the city, connecting your pet to the internet, and designing technologies in co-operation with animals.||2/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||274: Twitter fiction, designing a grief app, the dangers of digital metaphor and more||Creative fiction in the digital space. An app that could help teens create a soundtrack for their grief. A reunion party for players of an online game that ended years ago. The dangers of digital metaphor. And, keeping a virtual watch on illegal fishing.||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||273: School bus wi-fi, Cuba's alternative internet, Capitalism 2.0 and more||Cuba's underground alternative to the internet. If the kids don't have wi-fi, the school bus will it bring it to them. An app that lets you lend your eyes to the blind. The hidden social reality behind social media. How your smartphone could help predict||1/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||272: Your home is always listening, criminal robots, the internet of emotional things and more||Can an A.I program be a criminal? Social media likes and kids' sense of self. Posting kids' photos without their permission. Gadgets in the home that are always listening. The internet of emotional things. Getting closer to a universal translator.||1/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||271: Life-changing passwords, hilarious bots, connected toothbrushes and more||How changing your password can change your life, why our brains respond to positive affirmations, posting photos of kids online, oddities from this year's Consumer Electronics Show, hilarious bots and how algorithms create a black box society.||1/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||270: 3D printing your memories, a call for less commenting and more reading, online ads and obfuscation, and more.||This time on Spark, the hidden assumptions and secret biases of the technologies we use every day. From the trouble with so much commenting and so little reading online, to when good algorithms go bad! And more.||12/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||269: Turning prisoners into programmers, fighting unfair parking tickets, chasing down your smartphone thief and more.||This time on Spark, the art of the workaround. We build systems and technologies for a reason. But sometimes they can get in the way. When is it time to use innovative thinking to work around the system?||12/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||268: Rewiring our senses||Imagine if you could see with your tongue. Or hear colours. Or smell what time it is. This week, exploring new ways of using technology to re-wire our senses and getting closer to understanding a sixth sense, and a seventh sense, and beyond!||12/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||267: Slow video games, retroactive advertising, gaming the classroom and more.||This time on Spark, new ways of educating, playing, and listening. School standbys get a digital update, Germany's audiobook craze, slowing video games down, and putting new products in old videos.||11/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||213: Longevity, Integration, Disposal||Cliff Hacking on e-waste disposal in Canada. David Fleming on real estate and virtual staging. Julia Pagel on the Integrative Thinking technique in schools. Phil Gyford, Jason Scott, and Meg Ambrose on data longevity and web ephemerality.||4/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Panel: e-books, public libraries, and artificial scarcity||Peter Rukavina, Jane Pyper, Carolyn Wood, and David O'Brien discuss e-book lending in public libraries.||4/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||212: Get it, Keep it, Fix it||Brian Lam on getting good gadgets. Gina Trapani and Anil Dash on keeping your tech gadgets. Ian Urbina on what happens to our unwanted gadgets. Kyle Wiens on learning to fix your tech.||3/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||211: Smart Elevators, Design Fiction, Internet Centrism||Riding in smart, responsive elevators. Getting skeptical about the internet as a single, abstract force. And designing technologies that don't even exist yet!||3/22/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||210: Surveillance, Sharing, Colour||David Murakami Wood on surveillance and tech. Roz Kavander on colour forecasting. Alice Marwick, Gary Flake, Stephanie Nolen, and Maciej Ceglowski on social sharing and the divide between public and private online.||3/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brian Lam on The Wirecutter||A feature interview with Brian Lam about his website The Wirecutter, why he left Gizmodo, and what's wrong with tech writing in 2013.||3/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||209: Distraction, Willpower, Creative Coding||Elah Feder on outsourcing willpower. Francesca Gino on decision making and getting sidetracked. Diana Kimball and Seb Lee-Delisle on creative coding. Jeff Atwood on creating civil discourse online.||3/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||208: Collaboration, Crowdwork, Wearable Computing||Kate Hartman on wearable computing. JP Davidson on crowdworking. Rachel Botsman, Will Johnston, Lili Carvalho, and April Rinne on collaborative consumption.||2/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
One of my favorites
It's a very well paced fun show to listen to. This summer they are playing complete interviews from earlier news segments and those are just as interesting as the shows themselves. It sometimes seems like cotton candy because the shows are so fun to listen to, but beyond the surface every show has fascinating and valuable content.
I love the usage of CC licenced sounds and music.
THE technology/culture podcast i hear in the morning when i drive to work.
Nora is great.
This show is amazing
This is an amazing show and has quickly become my favorite podcast. Nora is wonderfully professional, relatable, and very easy on the ears. It is high quality with excellent interviews that make you think. I highly recommend it!