“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.
Please visit davidbowieisreal.com for support.
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: - Much reduced jitter for a smoother viewing experience - Enhanced versions of several objects - Small calibration improvements
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David Bowie is Reviews (167)
Terrific you all enjoy ) Jen
Everything is too small.
Best app ever, still thrilled by the icon of the 20th century!
Very nicely designed, in my unqualified opinion. Good on the iPhone. Amazing on the iPad. Five Black Stars. 😉😍
Come non si può amarlo quando ha scritto questo brano stava cercando un suo nuovo stile ❤️ma è lui il duca bianco
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!
It should be free for the one who have attended one of the exhibitions around the world by presenting our tickets.
...in my kitchen. In all seriousness, he doesn’t get as much credit as he’s due for being a forerunner of online artist/fan engagement. This app does the great man credit, because somehow he still is.
Exploring this app has been so much fun. Having the chance to click around, look at things close up, and interact with the pieces is awesome! I saw the exhibit at the MCA in Chicago a few years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I have it in my home any time I want to see it!
Absolutely incredible. Like you’re actually there. Love and miss you always David.
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.
I love this man!
Chuck Norris once ate an entire ream of rice paper and shit out oragami swans.
Saudades....sempre sera personificação da arte....vc faz muita falta
He's been my no 1 idol for almost 40 yr and I will always like The Man... up to Scary Monsters best. Wow such records and live performances...
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
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