Virus is now available in Björk’s Biophilia! The second app “single” tells the story of a cell attacked by a virus. You can protect the cell by thwarting the virus, but in order to hear the whole song, you must let the viruses win instead. Virus is a game you have to lose in order to win. Watch as viruses latch onto the cell, inject their DNA and reproduce themselves, all while Björk’s beautiful, cheeky love song progresses. The app is a unique combination of gaming, interactive art, music, and science, not quite recognizable as anything you’ve seen before.
Here’s a roundup of some recent press in the first week of its release:
With Biophilia, Björk Creates Album Art For The 21st Century (It’s An App!), John Pavlus, FastCompany Design, August 9, 2011
Björk’s New App Album Pushes Interactive Boundaries, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, CBC News, August 9, 2011
The Making of Virus, Filip Visnjic, CreativeApplications.net, August 9, 2011
Björk’s infectious new tune comes as an educational biology app, Nature: Spoonful of Medicine, August 15, 2011