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MoMA’s First Curated App Belongs to Björk

ShutterstockBjorkAcademyAwardsUSA Today Nashville correspondent Brian Mansfield got the jump on some exciting cultural news. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is planning a full-scale retrospective of Icelandic disruptor Björk for March 7-June 7, 2015.

And that’s not all:

In conjunction with the exhibition, Björk and her One Little Indian record label are giving her Biophilia App, created for the 2011 release of her album of the same name, to MoMA. It will be the first app in the museum’s digital collection.

We can already sense fashion bloggers salivating over the prospect of a this-time-next-year launch party appearance by the semi-silent “J” one. Should be a great exhibit.

[Photo of Björk at 2000 Academy Awards: Everett Collection/Shutterstock.com]

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NPR Visits a Digital Animation Utopia

We have to be honest. Before Jon Kalish‘s report for NPR’s Weekend Edition, we were not familiar with Encyclopedia Pictura, a three-man digital animation operation headquartered in Central California.

The trio of Isaiah Saxon, Darin Rabinovitch, and Sean Hellfritsch have transformed ten acres in Aptos into an environmentally friendly, work-at-home paradise they call “Trout Gulch.” The land is located next to Saxon’s mom’s house:

“We’re building a 21st-century Hobbit village in which things are integrated into nature,” Saxon says, “but we’re harnessing cutting-edge technology and embracing the best of technology…”

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A Bob Dylan Set List Sanctioned by China

There was no cry of “Hello Beijing!” from 69-year-old Bob Dylan when he performed Wednesday night at the Worker’s Gymnasium in Beijing (pictured). Also missing, per an entertaining dispatch from LA Times special correspondent Benjamin Haas, were several of the troubadour’s best known songs:

Conspicuously absent from the program were “The Times They Are A-Changin’” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.” Dylan’s set list had to be sanctioned beforehand by the Ministry of Culture, which in its formal invitation decreed that he would have to “conduct the performance strictly according to the approved program.”

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LAT In 90 Seconds

34721855.jpgOur Favorite Line About the Globes: Well, one of our favorite lines, comes from Ratatouille director Brad Bird who compared the recognition to dreaming “you go to Disneyland, but it doesn’t actually look like Disneyland. It was nice to win the award, but it was like I was out of the country.”

34720067-13164907.jpgBjork Attacks The One Pap Who Wants Her Picture: What’s curious about this story is that it’s so clear there was only one photographer trying to get Bjork’s picture. What was she worried about? Nobody wants a photo of Bjork … well, at least they didn’t until she started attacking paparazzi.

hb_isdfasdfmage.jpgBest Golden Globes Headline: And the award goes to Elizabeth Snead for the headline: “Mary Hart wore Valentino? PLEASE settle the WGA strike!”