London's 02 is currently hosting STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition.
Produced by X3 Productions and made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., the exhibition is a sensational event that explores the amazing nature of human identity through the magic of the Star Wars™ universe and its legendary characters.
The O2 is one of the exhibition’s 12-city world tour destinations and runs to September 3.
According to George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, “Since Star Wars takes place in a fantasy world, the characters need to be identifiable so that the audience can connect to them.
"These larger-than-life characters come complete with friends, enemies, values, and beliefs. This exhibition examines how the Star Wars characters are like us, what we may have in common, and what makes up our individual identities.”
In addition to offering an impressive collection of some 200 original objects from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, STAR WARS Identities is a highly interactive, character-driven adventure into the fascinating subject of human identity, based on the latest scientific research.
As they travel through the Star Wars universe, visitors will rediscover their favorite characters in a whole new light.
They will also develop a better understanding of their own complex identity. And through the magic of cutting-edge multimedia, they will be able to create their very own Star Wars character by combining elements of their own identity with those of their favourite fictional characters. They can later share these unique identities with friends and family via social media.
STAR WARS Identities has divided its study of human identity into three major themes, each presented in a separate zone within the exhibition: the characters’ origins, the influences that shaped them, and the personal choices that altered their lives. Within these three themes, ten components of human identity are explored.
These components include species, origins, parents, culture, mentors, friends, occupation, marking events, personality and values. Science-based video clips explain the how each component influences our identity.
The exhibition’s scientific content was developed with an advisory committee composed of experts from a variety of scientific fields including psychology, neuropsychology and genetics.
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