iPad app by Bjork first to be accepted into MoMA permanent collection

Code and video games are slowly garnering appreciation from the art world, with museums like the Smithsonian adding new interactive media to their permanent collections in recent years. Now, Bjork’s iPad app for her 2011 album Biophilia has just been accepted into the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) own collection, becoming the first app to earn the distinction.

At the time of its release, Biophilia was an art project as well as a album. In addition to its being released as a CD, each track, which were partially recorded on the iPad, could be purchased within the Biophilia app and played like a game. MoMA responded well to the design, saying in a statement, “The app reflects the artist’s interest in a collaborative process that here…

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