A second applet has been added to Bjork’s Biophilia app for iPhone and iPad. Virus claims to be “part musical instrument, part sonic artwork, and part scientifically-informed educational animation”, and takes up 287MB of additional space on the device. The idea is that you play the song to watch the life cycle of a virus, but can also choose instrument mode to actually create music yourself. As with first track Crystalline, Virus costs £1.49 via in-app payment. We’ve found a frustration with the project, which is more about the way the iOS platform works rather than Bjork and her developers. The app is universal, running across iPhone and iPad, but buying a song within one doesn’t appear to make it available in the other. Even so, we’re impressed with the creativity on show across the two songs so far: £1.49 well spent in each case. Source: Billboard
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