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Hugh Pickens writes writes "The Telegraph reports that a new exhibition has opened at the Montreal Science Center that explores human identity through the Star Wars saga and its quirky characters combining the latest scientific research in areas of psychology, neuropsychology and genetics with some 200 costumes, props, models and artwork from the Lucasfilm archives to ask the fundamental questions: who we are and how do we become who we are? Visitors to the exhibition will rediscover their favorite Star Wars characters "in a whole new light" while also developing a better understanding of their own complex identity. "Since Star Wars takes place in a fantasy world, the characters need to be identifiable so that the audience can connect to them," says Star Wars creator George Lucas. "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." Each visitor is given a bracelet, which records the decisions they make during the tour and each visitor's decisions combine to create an avatar, which is revealed at the end of the tour. "When I finally took the tour with the audio guide and bracelet, it was thrilling," says LucasFilm exhibits manager Kyra Bowling. "When I saw my hero (avatar) at the end, I felt like a kid again. After I was done I immediately went through a second time and made different decisions so I could end up with a different hero.”"
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