“David Bowie is” is a virtual interpretation 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.
"David Bowie Is...the freakiest show on your smartphone" - The Guardian
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.
"The David Bowie AR app conjures the sense of a present absence" - GQ
- Compatibility -
For iPhones 6S, iPad 2017, iPad Pro and later models running iOS 11 and later.
- 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 http://davidbowieisreal.com for support.
Thanks for visiting the show! This update includes a number of updates and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Love this App
I saw David Bowie Is at the Brooklyn Museum and loved it. This app helps me to relive that amazing exhibit again and again! I especially like the ability to “move” abound the exhibit to see it from different angles.
What a beautiful tribute.
David would be Proud of this I think. It’s cutting edge, detailed, interesting, beautiful to look at, hear and do whatever those electrical things do to our brain that make them happy. A brilliant tribute and APP to a brilliant man.
Sincere Satire, Fiction Suits which is why the current Cult Of The Month is Plastic Soul. This is a religious document.
- Sony Music Entertainment(Japan)Inc.
- 185.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2018 Sony Music Entertainment(Japan)Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.