Psychological, that is. Via a new exhibition, Lucasfilm is giving you a chance to get inside the heads of Star Wars‘ most prominent characters. Granted, the mind of Jar-Jar Binks is not a place most of us want to take a casual stroll through, but there’s some potential for psychological complexity among the likes of Anakin Skywalker.
Star Wars Identities is the name of an exhibition coming to the Montreal Science Centre beginning in April of 2012. It’s a collection of 200 items from the fabled Lucasfilm Archives, presented in a way that explores the science of identity, using the characters of Star Wars as its examples. Star Wars Identities combines this collection with scientific content and an “interactive identity quest” customized for each individual visitor.
The idea is to use characters like Luke Skywalker and his famous father to develop a better understanding of our own identities. How do your own origins, the outside influences upon you, and the choices you make, shape the person you are? Tracing these questions through the lives of Star Wars’ main characters, visitors will learn the same about themselves as well.
Aside from Anakin and Luke, other characters Star Wars Identities will use as examples include R2-D2, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, and Yoda. Prices for tickets to the exhibition vary, but a single adult ticket will run you $23. Buy yours here.