Following the wrap-up of David Bowie Is, an interactive and immersive museum, collaborators are working hard to bring the experience to everyone with an iPhone or Android. Fans will soon be able to look through their favorite David Bowie artifacts and learn more about them with the touch of their fingertips.
According to Consequence of Sound, the augmented reality app will take users on a journey through Bowie’s life. The app will feature videos, handwritten lyrics, costumes and Bowie’s own works of art.
The app will additionally mimic the actual exhibition tour by incorporating audio-visual spaces to feature Bowie’s belongings.
“3D renderings preserve and present his costumes and treasured objects such as musical scores, storyboards, handwritten lyrics, and even diary entries all in 360-degree detail, enabling intimate “behind the glass” access rivaling that of the visitors to the original exhibit, and enhanced by an immersive audio experience featuring Bowie’s music and narration,” a press release for the app reveals.
Additionally, fans can expect to see one-of-a-kind pieces that were not a part of the original exhibit.
The app will debut Jan. 8, which would have been Bowie’s 72nd birthday. You can get a sneak peek of what to expect from the app below.
As we reported previously, the David Bowie is exhibition has been digitally immortalised for the David Bowie is Augmented Reality mobile app, available in iOS and Android on 8th January 2019: https://t.co/ZJeKdrgUE9 Go here for the full press release: https://t.co/U4YJ7c4aUw pic.twitter.com/Il9w2YhCXd
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) November 20, 2018
The app was announced back in July following the final stop of the physical tour in Brooklyn. While the tour is officially over, the app will be a great tool for fans who were unable to see the exhibit live and in-person.
The David Bowie is tour has ended, but the show must go on! This fall, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., in collaboration with the DB Archive, Planeta, and V&A, will release a digital recreation of the exhibition on smartphones as a virtual experience https://t.co/6DOCQcslBJ pic.twitter.com/F9wiJoZrCo
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) July 16, 2018
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