Last week, we heard about some new Lucasfilm domain registries for a project with nothing but a name: Star Wars: Identities. Now we've got the official word on what the project is, and it sounds like just the thing for Star Wars geeks.
Lucasfilm announced today that Identities is a brand-new interactive museum exhibit set to debut April 19 at the Montreal Science Centre. Focusing on the pivotal developments of Anakin and Luke Skywalker, the exhibit will combine material from the Lucasfilm archives with a scientific approach to the concept of identity to present an interactive experience for fans.
"The Star Wars saga continues to captivate audiences who find connection to its richly diverse cast of wonderful characters," Kyra Bowling, Lucasfilm's Exhibits Manager, said in a press release. "Star Wars provides a natural lens through which to explore the themes of personal identity and character. This innovative exhibition lets visitors of all ages investigate, in a fun and educational way, the factors and forces that help shape who we are as individuals."
The exhibit will explore three major themes of identity: "the origins of the characters, the influences that shape them, and the choices they make during their life." These themes will be explored through extensive use of material and artifacts from Lucasfilm—among them Anakin's full-sized podracer—and research from experts in the fields of genetics, neuropsychology, health sciences and psychology.
All this is designed to both explain what made Luke and Anakin tick throughout their adventures and provide Star Wars fans with a new way to experience the saga. Tickets are already on sale at StarWarsIdentities.com.
And hey, if you can't make the exhibit, you can always wait for the special edition with CG-enhanced psychology experts.