Björk’s musical “Mutual Core”: Science meets pop

Icelandic singer Björk [Guðmundsdóttir] loves science, and her latest album, Biophilia, combines her passion for music with her fascination with science, exemplified here in the video for “Mutual Core,” comparing the passion between between two people with the meeting of tectonic plates.

Directed live by Andrew Thomas Huang in Reykjavik and with computer graphics crafted under his direction in Los Angeles, the video was also the subject of an entertaining Scientific American blog post by Ferris Jabr.

We propose the video as the official Cal Bears football anthem, since they play in a stadium built directly over the San Francisco Bay Area fault the federal government predicts as the most likely source of the region’s next major shaker.


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