As physical distancing and isolation continues, we're saturated with information and interaction on screens big and small, often several screens at once, and All. Day. Long.
We've become desperate for tactile, analogue things: Witness the brea
What do ham radios, 18th-century British roadways and the 1990 film "Pump Up The Volume" all have in common? They all foreshadowed internet culture! This week on Spark: a fun and illuminating look at how early moments in Western culture hinted
When new technology comes along—or we use it in new ways—it raises questions of etiquette and ethics. With so many of us opening a digital window into our homes in an unprecedented way, are we reimagining our relationship with our technologies—
As the pandemic continues to keep a lot of us at home, today we look at access and technology: Social access to each other as we physically isolate. Access to the devices and data that keep us connected.
And securing access to the internet w
This week, Spark is coming to you from five different locations across Toronto, none of which is the CBC building!
Like many people all over the world this week, we're working from home.
Remote work is something we've talked about a lot on
In an age of digital devices and near constant distractions, many of us feel like our attention spans are shrinking. The good news is: we can get our power of concentration back. So this week on Spark, a handbook on how to concentrate in a dist
For many of us—even without it being much of a conscious choice—buying music has been replaced by subscribing to a music streaming service.
Here in Canada, streaming numbers have long overtaken physical or digital album sales. One study repor
What if there was an alternative to buildings made from concrete, steel and glass? Many of those materials—especially concrete—are very energy intensive to produce. This week on Spark, we look at some of the ways architects are trying to incorp
We've seen an incredible change in the architecture of the internet. Not just how it operates, but how we operate within it.
Think back to the days when YouTube was new, only a handful of people knew what Facebook was, and cell phones were fo