Björk Launches Biophilia Kickstarter Project For Android And Windows 8
Back in 2011 Björk’s Biophilia album caused a bit of a stir. As an album it was a multifaceted affair, taking the form of a standard album, a multimedia app that explored the relationship between art and science, a series of global live performances with custom instruments, and an educational program that took up residence in New York among other places.
Full of experimentation, the app showcased a unique world of interlinking stories, animations, and games that explored the themes in Björk’s songs—giving the user a chance to explore the cosmic landscapes conjured up by the album.
The latest development in the album’s journey is a Kickstarter project which wants to bring the app to the Android and Windows 8 operating systems. The project will support the Biophilia Educational Program through the apps and through an open-source curriculum guide for Biophilia Educators, who use the app to teach kids about music and science using a format they’re responsive to.
Here’s what Björk says on the Kickstarter page:
the biophilia educational program is a new way to teach children about science and music . it has met with success in many cities , sparking interest from kids and educators all over the world , from south america to east asia to africa . the most interest has come from students from low-income households and schools with underfunded art budgets , and the only way to bring the project to those people is to have biophilia reprogrammed for android and windows 8 . the biophilia educational project is strictly non-profit and volunteer-based , and that’s why we need your help .
To find out more about the app, you can read our interviews with some of the people behind it. These include: Max Weisel, Nicola Dibben, Stephen Malinowski, Drew Berry, and Scott Snibbe who you can find out more about in our documentary below.