“David Bowie is” is an adaptation for iPhone of the blockbuster exhibition that originated in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2013 and toured the world for five years to record-breaking attendance and international acclaim.
This augmented reality exhibition tells the story of Bowie’s life and career through costumes, videos, photography, drawings, storyboards, music scores, handwritten lyrics, letters, and diary entries. It displays over 400 items from the iconic exhibition in a sequence of 25 newly designed virtual exhibition rooms, with many never before seen items. No headsets required, all you need for the best experience is a pair of headphones.
"David Bowie is...the freakiest show on your smartphone." - The Guardian
“Extraordinary stage costumes, inspired handwritten lyrics, production notes, diary entries, and music videos bring the 'artistic diversity' of David Bowie's legendary career into focus.” - CNET
David Bowie is includes:
• 56 Costumes
• 38 Songs
• 23 Music Videos and live performances
• 60 Original lyric sheets and design notes
• 50 Photos
• 33 Drawings and sketches
• 7 Paintings (that’s right, he painted too)
Each digitally scanned item can be inspected in astonishing detail at the viewer’s leisure, in their own environment, with no crowds or glass separating them from the intimate artifacts of one of the most influential artists in popular cultural history.
- More praise for David Bowie is -
"David Bowie Is… could have been overwhelming, but instead it felt like a vessel of his spirit." - Pitchfork
“If you loved Bowie in a manner that could not be reasonably described as casual, grabbing the app will be the best $7.99 you’ve ever spent.” - Buffalo News
"The David Bowie AR app conjures the sense of a present absence." - GQ
“Here is augmented reality with a soul.” - Hypebot
- Compatibility -
For iPhones 6S, iPad 2017, iPad Pro and later models running iOS 11 and later. You do not need a VR headset to view this exhibition. Only your iPhone and headphones.
- Privacy, Safety, and Support -
This app requires access to your device's camera and microphone in order to use augmented reality. However, no personal data is recorded or saved, your privacy is 100% guaranteed. As you will need to move around to view the exhibition, please be aware of your surroundings while using the app.
- Things to Know -
This app uses your phone and battery intensively - you might notice your phone heating up during prolonged use, this is normal. Taking breaks will help reduce this heat buildup. This app also streams a significant amount of data to your phone, so be sure to connect to a strong wifi network if available.
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The quite superb David Bowie is… Augmented Reality app has been made available on what would have been David Bowie's 72nd birthday. Go here for more ...
Thanks for visiting the show! This update includes a number of updates and bug fixes.
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David Bowie is Reviews (159)
I got it and i cried
I miss 72 bowie 5 years
Excellent content, unfortunately marred by some issues. 1st AR app bought, and very difficult, as a disabled person, to need to move the ipad around so much ... I'd thought there would also be some non-AR sections. If there could be options eg like the Leonardo app, that would be great ie book-form options included also, especially for the price. I can't see how to open some documents, and Help doesn't work. Huge internet disconnect message across the screen, which stays for ages, despite the app continuing to play; not able to see things properly.
Totally amazing just like being at the show.
Everything is too small.
Very cool!!! It took a bit for me to figure out how to start it on my iPhone, but then loved the content and experience!!
How Bright does the surface have to be to get the AR to initiate? It finally started up when I had phone pointed towards my keyboard. Finicky to start, but awesome content!
Went to see Bowie Is at the Brooklyn Museum. If you weren’t able to attend the exhibition, this is a must app. I love this app
Even after he is gone, he lives on! This app is awesome! Such a great idea and a wonderful way for his legacy to continue. Amazing way for his fans to feel connected. Thank you creators, Iman and family, estate and the Man himself for this app. David Bowie rocks! ❤️
5 minutes in and I’m overjoyed at my purchase. Worth the price. Happy Birthday David - we miss you!
As a decades-long Bowie afficionado, this official release was never going to be second-rate. David prided himself on excellence, freshness and style. Ch,ch,changes? Not one.
Beautiful Tribute. Love. https://open.spotify.com/album/3SKhtrOhKKWeGHKK6hbOqF?si=G1tfjsScSqa6NLpcvVb60w
The first terminator went back in time to kill Chuck Norris. As a result, the terminator will never exist.
Glad I travelled all the way from Australia to Brooklyn New York to see ‘Bowie is’ in the last weeks of its world tour... I felt I was being very extravagant but it was so worth it
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
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