Teaching Digital Balance with Arcade Fire OR “I need the darkness someone please cut the lights”


If you haven’t already listened to Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” album do yourself a favor and listen.* If you don’t like the sound, at least read the lyrics. It’s a concept album about the loss of simpler times, our disconnect from nature, and the future of modern society and technology. Here’s a snippet:

“Sometimes I wonder if the world’s so small
that we can never get away from the sprawl.
Living in the sprawl.
Dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains
and there’s no end in sight
I need the darkness, someone please cut the lights”
-Arcade Fire, Sprawl II

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