'Inception: The App' Changes Your Perception of Reality & Sound
You may be taking your perception of Inception to a whole new level with the film recently hitting DVD and Blu-Ray, but director Chris Nolan and composer Hans Zimmer are still eager to play with your mind like no one has before. The filmmaker and composer have teamed with Michael Breidenbrücker, co-founder of Last.fm and one of the minds behind the reactive music app RjDj, to create Inception: The App (iTunes link). The aim of the mobile application is to use the environment, including sounds, weather and location, to induce dreams by way of augmented sound directly affected by those aforementioned elements. Whoa!
The app is explained like this: "Wouldn't it be amazing if you had a soundtrack that was synchronised to your life? For example, the music would become more energetic when you moved, more calm when you sit still or even change when the sun shines." This app uses your surroundings to craft unique music cues on the spot to create a different reality by way of music and sounds. In the app you'll hear familiar music from the Inception soundtrack as well as more never-before-heard cues from Hans Zimmer. In addition, there are several different "dream levels" that can be unlocked by simply being in a sunny environment, sitting in a silent room or traveling at high speeds. Pretty cool, eh? Check out the official website: inceptiontheapp.com.
We haven't had a chance to test the parameters of the app itself and the many different dream possibilities contingent on location, movement, etc, but the app is truly unique and groundbreaking, delivering an almost surreal experience. At times, it really can feel like being in a dreamworld. The video below briefly explains the concept behind this interesting app that aims to stimulate your mind more than simply launching birds at strangely constructed fortresses of wood & stone (though that can be fun, too). Anyone downloading?