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The Exhibition called “STAR WARS Identities” has landed in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney until 10 June 2019.
Star Wars Identities allows people to create their own Star Wars characters, to explore their identity, and perhaps to find out the answer about “Who I am” at the end of the exhibition. Each participant will get a wristband and an audio guide, which allow them to experience interactive stations within the venue.
This exhibition involves a large number of sciences of identity. This unique adventure allows audiences to have immersive experiences, truly into the world of Star Wars, having a deeper understanding of the characters in the Star Wars universe.
This exhibition has 200 models from the first six films, including BB-8, R2-D2, Yoda, Darth Vader and so on.
By the way, there has an upcoming event to celebrate “May the Fourth” at the exhibition. 4th May is the most important day for Star Wars fans.
This story will first focus on the exhibition itself, talking about how this exhibition become unique (exhibits, interactive devices, etc.), as well as what technique (science for example) did they use. This part will engage with a participant’s own experience. We will discuss the movie and characters, see how they influenced audiences. Then the story will talk about human cognition, exploring the process of discovering “who I am”.
Target audiences are fans of Star Wars, especially those living in Sydney. People who interested in science and exhibitions could also be audiences. Since this exhibition has no age limited, the age range of audiences is broad. These people might be interested in local news, art or science, movie, and exhibition. Thus, publications could be Junkee and Mashable.
Junkee is an Australia-based digital born publication. Its main target audiences are the young generation in Australia. The content is focused on local and international news and trends. It covers a wide range of topics including movies and technology.
Mashable is an international digital born news site. Its subject matter is primarily aimed at technology, culture, and entertainment.
- website of the exhibition
- ticket website
- Powerhouse Museum Facebook and Star Wars identities Facebook
- Powerhouse Museum map
- relevant news (including this exhibition held in other countries before )
- relevant reviews
- video/audio interview
- images about the museum, exhibits, and something special (such as the character that people created by themselves)
- official trail
- STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition – what’s it all about? (video)
- Participants: They can talk about their own experience of this exhibition, giving some comments and opinions.
- Online comments on social media: Showing what the public thinks about it. Those comments could be supplementary explanations showing how audience participation.
- The curator: Interview will focus on why chose those collections, what’s the concept of the exhibition. Exploring the topic content, exhibition form, and core idea. Find out what to express in the exhibition.
- Staffs of this exhibition: Ask them about specific collections, interactive devices, and other things in this exhibition.
This is a feature I would personally be interested in reading. Which is likely a good indication for how it would play for the target audience, and how well it could do on your proposed sites Junkee and Mashable. Overall I think a feature on this subject would be every entertaining. It would also be timed quite well if it were to be published in May alongside the May the Fourth celebrations. You aren’t short on resources or research on the exhibition itself, which is great for plenty of material. Checking social media responses is quite a clever strategy as well. Will you be going to the exhibition to experience it for yourself? I think this would be a great choice, so that you have first hand experience with your subject material.
I’d love to also hear more about the ‘Who I Am’ part of the exhibition. You could look more into this aspect in terms of the motivation to include such interactivity in this exhibition. You also mentioned wristbands, so perhaps you could do more research on the technology that makes this part of the exhibition possible? It would work well for more technical angle, especially for a site like Mashable.