Icelandic singer, songwriter and actor Björk is known for her voice and her sometimes eccentric tastes in clothing; we still can't figure out why she wore a dress that looked like a dead swan to the 2001 Academy Awards. Now Björk is leading an effort to develop a mobile educational app and is looking for help to bring it to Windows 8.
Björk and her team have launched a new fund raising campaign on Kickstarter that is aiming to bring the Biophilia app to both Windows 8 and Android. What is the app? The Kickstarter page states:
The Biophilia app is widely regarded as an innovation in both music and technology. It’s the world's first ‘app album’ which means that each song on the album has it’s own interactive interpretation in the app. Playing with the app enables you to learn about time signatures, scales, chords and much more. For example "Thunderbolt" teaches how arpeggios work through manipulating lightning whilst "Moon" uses the tidal pull to drive sequencers and "Solstice" uses pendulums to explore counterpoint.
The app has previously been released for iOS devices but the Kickstarter campaign is now looking for £375,000 to bring Biophilia to Windows 8 and Android. With 21 days to go, it doesn't look good: The campaign raised just a fraction of that amount. Some of the rewards that are being offered to backers include t-shirts, limited edition prints and more.