Scott Snibbe – Bjork App : SAMPLE

Have you ever experienced a musical album through visual representation? I guess the closest thing that comes close to this app is the visual equaliser on windows medias player. Ever since I was a kid, I would play a track and I just watch the colours all follow to each other.

The piece that really grabbed my attention is “Biophilia”, the interactive album app he made for artist Bjork. Biophilia opens into a three-dimensional galaxy with a compass allowing navigation between the 3-dimensional universe and a two-dimensional track list. Take a closer look by tapping on stars within the constellations and you’ll see that each is a full app-within-an-app that gives access to the inspired combination of pieces for each new Björk song: interactive art and games, music notation which can be used to sing along karaoke-style, abstract animations, lyrics, and essays that explore Björk’s inspirations for the track. These pieces bring together conventional and alternative ways of representing and making music to create an environment for entertainment and learning. Biophilia challenges the way we think about music. This is a music album that exploits the multimedia capabilities of mobile interactive technologies.[1]

I guess what I love about his work especially this is its creativity. 

Scott’s primary focus is to create works that react to human movement and gestures in order to encourage viewers to take proactive actions and offer them interactive experiences even if they are not interested in the work or they do not know each other.

My perception of art is that it conjures up some sort of emotions but allows free space for your own interpretation. Interactive art is something incredible because people don’t even realize they’re connecting with something until maybe after it’s over. It’s an immersive environment and you’re actions determine the events that occur. I find it inspiring how he manages to create works where there is a collision of thought provoking ideas. He draws from Philosophy and how we relate to each other in existence.

[1] “Scott Snibbe.” Twitter – Scott Snibbe. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 May 2014. <;.



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