Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition

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Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition is an exhibition that serves as an interactive experience mainly exploring the characters of Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker. The characters are then scrutinized by three major themes: their origins, the influences that shape them, and the choices they made during their lives. This also touches on characters such as R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, and how their individual relations and roles affected Luke and Anakin.

The exhibition also explores the factors that shapes an individual, such as genetics, familial and social influences, using the Star Wars universe as background examples. The visitor is invited to create an original Star Wars character based on themselves, temporarily stored to a smart technology bracelet or keycard, by interacting with 10 stations throughout the exhibit. For example, by the first station where the character's race (based on a selection of 15 Star Wars races) and gender is chosen, genetics is explored as an influence.

Items in the exhibition include original props used for filming and models for special effects, the costumes worn by the actors, original concept art, and production notes for the films and later productions such as Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

It is currently running at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario from May 10 until September 2, 2013, then extended to October 14, 2013. It previously ran at the Montreal Science Center in Montreal, Quebec from April 19 to September 16, 2012, and the TELUS World of Science - Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta from October 27, 2012 to April 1, 2013.

The exhibition is slated to tour through Europe once it leaves Canada.

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