Björk cancels Kickstarter campaign
Björk has cancelled a Kickstarter campaign to re-develop her Biophilia mobile for Windows and Android platforms, The Guardian reports.
Although the Icelandic star has not given a reason for the cancellation, the campaign was aiming to raise £375,000 (CAD $592,000) but only 263 backers had pledged £15,400 (CAD $24,400) in the first 10 days.
A message on the project page reads, "Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator."The mobile app is an extension of the the Icelandic pop star's 2011 album Biophilia, which encompasses an educational program for children and multimedia live show of the same name. It is currently only available on Apple devices such as iPad. The goal of the campaign was to develop it for Android and Windows in order to make it more accessible to low-income families and schools with small budgets.
"This is an odd one for me to ask of you, but it proved unbelievably complicated to reprogram Biophilia for Android and more, it will take eight programmers five months!!" Björk wrote in a note to funders on the project page.
Kickstarter is a U.S.-based funding platform that artists and producers can use to raise money for projects such as theatre productions, video games, books, films and more. Björk's campaign was one of the highest profile on the site.
Last year, rocker Amanda Palmer sought to raise $100,000 to finance an album and tour and wound up with $1.2 million from nearly 25,000 backers.
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