Today is May 4th and I wish to take a stroll down memory lane. For the uninitiated, May 4th is Star Wars Day.
May the Fourth Be with You… Get it?
As corny as it is, the internet and social has successfully turned the day before Cinco De Mayo into an unofficial Star Wars holiday. Which brings us to today’s post.
A few years ago, we vacationed to Munich for Memorial Day weekend. This was back when we were a family of three living in Italy. With no planned itinerary, idea was to simply fly to Germany and figure what to do when we get there. A simple flyer inspired me to check out the exhibit.
Star Wars Identities is a road show museum. It showcases artifacts from the film series while providing an interactive experience. You’re given a special bracelet that to use to create a custom avatar and navigate through the exhibit. What I love most about the exhibit was that we were all given an earpiece that narrates the entire experience. I have no clue what kind of technology it used, but it worked wonders. It allowed everyone to progress through the museum at their own pace. Absorbing elements of the Star Wars universe while appreciating the craftsmanship used to bring the films to life.
I didn’t realize the exhibition was a road show until my friend, Dante, uploaded pictures on experiencing it here in Japan. I would’ve loved to go back one more time and see if there were any changes made from when I went in Germany, unfortunately I couldn’t find the time.
Out of curiosity, I sifted through my old emails to see if the avatar I created was still available to view online. At the end of exhibition, entering my e-mail address saved my data. I clicked the link and was surprised to find the profile was still valid. I’m guessing it’ll remain active until the end of their world tour. After finishing up the Japan exhibit earlier this year, the event website hasn’t posted any future destinations. My best guess is that the global health crisis is affecting their scheduling.
The exhibit has traveled to France, Germany, England, The Netherlands, Australia, and Belgium.
I strongly recommend you check it out if it ends up in your area next. If you’re a fan of these film, for which there are many, it’s a great opportunity to see the props and costumes used throughout the years. Anyways, check out the image of my avatar and his backstory constructed at Star Wars Identities. Enjoy~!
I was raised on the city planet Coruscant, where members of my community made their living working desk jobs for the galactic government . On holidays my two close friends and I would traditionally celebrate in the streets of the entertainment district.Terry – Male Human – Star Wars Indentities | de
My parents required discipline from me but gave me support when I needed it, and I inherited my strong set of intellectual abilities from them. Later on I spent some time with the wise Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, whose guidance left me with knowledge I still use every day in my job as a Jedi Knight.
I remember this one time when I took down an enemy command station in a single shot. I didn’t let this affect me too much, though; instead I opened a Rebel academy and dedicated my life to training the younger generation.
People often tell me I’m a generally altruistic and accommodating person, I also tend to be organised and prepared. But the most important thing to me is self-direction: I believe that living in a free world means we all have the right to choose.
I have pretty strong powers with the Force; I guess that’s why the Emperor came looking for me. When he offered me limitless power in exchange for my allegiance, I fought the urge to join him and his evil minions and rejected his offer.
Have you been to Star Wars Identities? What’s your overall opinion on the Star Wars franchise?