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BACKGROUND

In 2020, authoritarianism was on the rise around the world. In the United States, mega corporations united to form their own political party called The Collective Party to undermine democracy and support corporate interests. Meanwhile, one corporation called Starling began to take control. Originally a grocery delivery service, it quickly expanded and by 2050 became solely relied on by Americans for their everyday needs as well as employment. As it grew, Starling built large corporate campuses outside metropolitan areas such as Portland. People began to move to these suburban campuses, abandoning urban centers.

 

Climate change-related catastrophes motivated Starling to adopt radical sustainability practices on its campuses. It mandated that everyone move into them to reduce their commutes and live more sustainably. Anyone who failed to obey Starling’s decrees would be exiled. In a controversial move, Starling decided to minimize any unnecessary risk of injury to the body or brain that could affect the productivity of its workforce. Prioritizing productivity over the freedom of the people, Starling outlawed all sports.

 

As a way to express themselves and rebel against authoritarian government, athletes began to organize covert sports events outside the corporate bubble. Under the cover of darkness, athletes and rebellious thrill seekers snuck out to compete in abandoned cities 

CATEGORY

Equipment

TIMELINE

4 Weeks

WHEN

Fall 2019

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Black Stag Prosthetic

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Background Story

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Renderings

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Black Stag Prosthetic

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STUDENT: NATE ROESE

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Railtrack Racing
Railtrack Racing

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Railtrack Racing Overview
Railtrack Racing Overview

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Final Prototype
Final Prototype

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Railtrack Racing
Railtrack Racing

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STUDENT: CHRISSY BETTENCOURT

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SPD - The Runners - Long_Page_165

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Quote

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Voodoo Vest
Voodoo Vest

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STUDENT: SARAH KLECKER

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Old Town Overnight Shelter
Old Town Overnight Shelter

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The User
The User

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Old Town Overnight Shelter

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Old Town Overnight Shelter

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STUDENT: JESSIE SILBERT

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OMSee Multi-Light
OMSee Multi-Light

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Under the Cover of Darkness
Under the Cover of Darkness

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OMSee Multi-Light

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OMSee Multi-Light

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STUDENT: JENNY NULL

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Skeleton Cycle Mountain Biking Protection
Skeleton Cycle Mountain Biking Protection

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Skeleton Cycle Mountain Bike
Skeleton Cycle Mountain Bike

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Athlete Feedback
Athlete Feedback

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Skeleton Cycle Mountain Biking Protection

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STUDENT: SHAWN XIAO LI

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Rose City Rescue Kit
Rose City Rescue Kit

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Prompt

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Final Prototype

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Rose City Rescue Kit

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STUDENT: CARLY ANDERSON

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Zip Line Racing Harness
Zip Line Racing Harness

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The Arena
The Arena

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Final Prototype

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Zip Line Racing Harness

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STUDENT: JESSAMY TAYLOR

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HyperMAX
HyperMAX

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PDXYX Express Endurance Race
PDXYX Express Endurance Race

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Final Prototype

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HyperMAX

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STUDENT: JARRETT GILMORE

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