January 17, 2019

“David Bowie Is” AR App Released Today

From The Evening Standard:

A new augmented reality app centred around the “David Bowie Is” V&A exhibition has been released today, on the star’s birthday.

British actor Gary Oldman narrates the app, which turns the award-winning show into an immersive experience.

Users can explore the exhibition by journeying through various rooms, interacting with costumes, videos, lyrics and original artworks.

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From NME:

David Bowie Is…, a collection of costumes, original artworks, handwritten lyrics and more, closed for the last time in Brooklyn last summer, having worked its way around galleries all over the world. There was pandemonium when the visual feast made its way to the UK in 2013, and it became the most popular exhibition ever created for London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, where it debuted, attracting 1.5 million visitors across its eight-date stint.

And now you can explore the exhibition from the comfort of your mobile phone for the low, low price of £7.99 [and $7.99/USD]. It’s like actually attending it, but there’s no-one else around and and you can spend as a long as you want admiring the exhibits. You move your camera as though you’re moving through the room, the screen filling with the costumes, lyrics sheets and more that are on offer.

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Direct to “David Bowie Is” App Info Page

Direct to David Bowie Is (AR App): via iTunes

Direct to “David Bowie Is” (AR App): via Google Play

See Also: There’s A David Bowie VR Exhibition That Allows Users to Try on His Costumes (July 17, 2018; via MixMag)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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