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TELUS World of Science
11211 142 Street NW
AB T5M 4A1 Edmonton
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| Published ||May 27, 2012 at 12:03pm|
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STAR WARS™ Identities
TELUS World of Science, Mixed-media, Edmonton, Canada
Saturday October 27, 2012 - Monday April 1, 2013 - Event ended.
Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, and all the unforgettable characters of Star Wars™ like never before! How did Luke and Anakin become such different people, despite growing up on the same planet and sharing a similar genetic makeup? Don't miss the world premiere of this unique travelling exhibition, which looks at the characters of Star Wars™ —and you— in an exciting new way. Visitors of all ages learn the components of human identity in this character-driven adventure that explores what makes us who we are.
A vast collection of Star Wars props, costumes, models, and artwork from the Lucasfilm Archives, including iconic items like Darth Vader’s costume, the Millennium Falcon model, and Anakin’s full-sized Podracer.
Jointly developed by the Montreal Science Center and a team of scientists, experience an exploration of human identity that looks at the multitude of factors that shape our personalities – and yours.
An interactive Identity Quest inviting you to create your own unique and personalized Star Wars hero.
Behind the scenes insight into the creation of the Star Wars characters and fun facts from the movie-making process.
STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition, from the team that brought you Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology. Made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd. and produced by Montreal's X3 Productions.
EXPLORE RARE TREASURES FROM THE LUCASFILM ARCHIVES.
200 original costumes, props, models, and pieces of artwork are yours to discover up close at STAR WARS™ Identities.
There’s R2-D2, Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon and Anakin’s full-sized Podracer. Other favourites, like Yoda, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Princess Leia, stormtroopers, and Darth Vader, are also on display. As are many more treasures, including dozens of objects being exhibited for the first time.
Breathtaking face-to-face encounters with dozens of character costumes and props, as well as original artwork and models, will take you behind the scenes in the movie-making process.
The collection spans all six Star Wars movies as well as the ongoing television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™.
DESIGN YOUR OWN STAR WARS™ HERO.
Each answer given along the identity quest is one step in the creation of a complete character profile.
Who would you be if you were a character from Star Wars?
A Twi’lek bounty hunter? A Wookiee Jedi Knight? Or maybe an Ewok with fighter-pilot skills?
Here’s your chance to find out. Unleash your creativity as you build your personal and unique Star Wars Hero.
Visitors view the final result—their new and unique Star Wars character—for the first time at the end of the exhibition, and can request to receive a more detailed version of the character profile by email, which can then be consulted from home or shared using social media platforms.
WHO ARE YOU? AND HOW DID YOU GET THAT WAY?
STAR WARS™ Identities explores the theme of identity using ten components that help make us who we are: species, genes, parents, culture, mentors, friends, events, occupation, personality, and values.
These ten components are grouped into the exhibition’s three main sections, which follow the progression of identity from childhood to adulthood: first Origins, then Influences, and finally Choices. This thematic backbone gives structure not only to the educational content of the exhibition but to the Star Wars collection as well.
From a scientific perspective, visitors learn how these components affect identity. Ten videos, one per component, combine clips from Star Wars with animated graphics explaining how each component plays a part in shaping who we are—“we” in this case referring simultaneously to the fictional characters of the Star Wars universe and to the visitors themselves.
These videos were developed in collaboration with the Montreal Science Centre and a team of experts practicing in a variety of scientific fields, including genetics, neuropsychology, health sciences, and psychology.
More information http://www.starwarsidentities.com