Bjork Starts Kickstarter Campaign For Biophilia Educational Program
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.29.2013
Helping the kids...
NME reports that Bjork has started a Kickstarter campaign for her Biophilia Educational Program.
The project was named after her 2011 album and is trying to raise money to educate children about science and music through the apps she launched with the album.
She said: "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. 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 hoping to raise £375,000 ($590,925) to reprogram the interactive apps, which are only available for Apple products right now. 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."
She launched the project with school students in New York last year during her residency at the New York Hall of Science in 2012. Workshops have been held in Manchester, Oslo, São Paulo and Buenos Aires.
She will also have a live residency soon in a circus tent in Paris. The four live shows will take place in February and March at Le Cirque En Chantier, a circus tent on L'Ile Seguin, an island on the Seine in the French capital.