What happens when you bringing together a much-loved British thespian, a dearly-departed British singer, a blockbuster British museum exhibition, and some cutting-edge augmented reality technology? David Bowie is is your answer.
The app – available on both iOS devices and Android – is based on the phenomenally successful show of the same name, which broke records at the Victoria & Albert museum before travelling around the globe. Announced back in the tail end of 2018 and finally available today – which, co-incidentally would have been Bowie’s 72nd birthday – the app claims to lend the show “digital immortality.”
Fans of the Moonage Daydream singer can expect “over 500 high resolution captures of Bowie’s costumes, sketches, notes, handwritten lyrics, music videos and original works of art,” all of which are presented in allegedly “striking arrangements and immersive settings.” 60 new items have been added to the original tranche that zipped all over the planet.
The app’s developers claim: “the augmented reality adaptation of David Bowie is enables you to explore the entire exhibition in the intimacy of your own environment, without glass barriers, vitrines or throngs of visitors.” Which is handy for anyone out there who both absolutely loves David Bowie but abhors crowds.
Big Mo from Eastenders’ younger brother, AKA Batman star Gary Oldman, is the app’s onboard narrator.
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