Where many recent American metal bands typically mix other genre conventions with the True Norwegian sound, Seidr opts only for the epic.
One of the key insights in Richard Florida’s latest book, The Great Reset
(Harper, 2010) is that rapid transit increases the exchange of ideas
and thereby spurs innovation. Where the car used to provide this mass
connection, now it hinders it. Increasingly, our cognitive surplus is sitting traffic.
We drive cars to the gym to run miles on a treadmill. Is the alienation we feel from our technological society due to a disconnect between physical goals and tech’s “help” in easing our workload?