Category: Arty Party
Platform: iOS Price App Store: free
Here Hear by Dutch digital artist Rafael Rozendaal translates images into abstract colour fields and melodies. The world you see through your smart phone camera changes totally, into a strange but cheerful colour abstraction. The apps scans your surrounding and adds a colour field. If you are satisfied with the composition, you freeze the image, and the app scans the newly added shapes and designates musical tones to them.
This app is really more of an artwork than it is a game. It shows children that many strange, nonsensical but also beautiful things can happen when you play with digital imagery. It's more an strange object as a conversation starter in that way, explaining how new technologies are also tools for beauty and poetics.