Bjork's innovative app accompanying her Biophilia album is set to become the first to feature at New York City's acclaimed Museum of Modern Art (MoMa).
The Icelandic artist's 2011 studio album has media components including a suite of 10 mini-apps which directly relate to the theme of each song on the record, along with interactive graphics, animation and musical scoring.
Paola Antonelli, senior curator of the department of architecture and design for MoMa, made the announcement of the acquisition in a statement released on the museum's website on Wednesday (11Jun14), which reads, "I started thinking about acquiring Biophilia when it was released. At that time, a year after the iPad had been introduced, designers and developers were excitedly experimenting with apps that took advantage of a screen bigger than the iPhone.
"With Biophilia however, Bjork truly innovated the way people experience music by letting them participate in performing and making the music and visuals, rather than just listening passively."
With the acquisition, Biophilia becomes the first downloadable app in MoMa's collection.
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