January 29, 2013 21:09
Bjork starts Kickstarter campaign for Biophilia Educational Program
The singer wants to raise £375,000 in order to reprogram her multimedia album's apps
The project is named after the singer's 2011 album and sees her looking to raise money to educate children about science and music through the apps which she launched with the album.
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 from all over the world, from South America to East Asia to Africa.
She continues: "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."
Bjork is looking to raise £375,000 in order reprogram the interactive 'Biophilia' apps – which are currently only available on Apple products.
The Kickstarter page reads: "...we want to make the app available to as many teachers and children as possible by making the app available on as many devices as possible."
Last year, Bjork launched the educational project with school students in New York, during her residency at the New York Hall of Science in 2012. Workshops have also been held in Manchester, Oslo, São Paulo and Buenos Aires.
Bjork will soon be playing a live residency in a circus tent in Paris.
The four 'Biophilia' live shows will take place in February and March at Le Cirque En Chantier, a specially constructed circus tent on L'Ile Seguin, an island on the Seine in the French capital.
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