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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 

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TIMELINE

4 Weeks

WHEN

Fall 2019

Black Stag Prosthetic
Black Stag Prosthetic

Background Story
Background Story

Renderings
Renderings

Black Stag Prosthetic
Black Stag Prosthetic

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STUDENT: NATE ROESE

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Railtrack Racing
Railtrack Racing

Railtrack Racing Overview
Railtrack Racing Overview

Final Prototype
Final Prototype

Railtrack Racing
Railtrack Racing

1/15

STUDENT: CHRISSY BETTENCOURT

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SPD - The Runners - Long_Page_165

Quote
Quote

Voodoo Vest
Voodoo Vest

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SPD - The Runners - Long_Page_165

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STUDENT: SARAH KLECKER

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Old Town Overnight Shelter
Old Town Overnight Shelter

The User
The User

Old Town Overnight Shelter
Old Town Overnight Shelter

Old Town Overnight Shelter
Old Town Overnight Shelter

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STUDENT: JESSIE SILBERT

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OMSee Multi-Light
OMSee Multi-Light

Under the Cover of Darkness
Under the Cover of Darkness

OMSee Multi-Light
OMSee Multi-Light

OMSee Multi-Light
OMSee Multi-Light

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STUDENT: JENNY NULL

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Skeleton Cycle Mountain Biking Protection
Skeleton Cycle Mountain Biking Protection

Skeleton Cycle Mountain Bike
Skeleton Cycle Mountain Bike

Athlete Feedback
Athlete Feedback

Skeleton Cycle Mountain Biking Protection
Skeleton Cycle Mountain Biking Protection

1/15

STUDENT: SHAWN XIAO LI

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Rose City Rescue Kit
Rose City Rescue Kit

Prompt
Prompt

Final Prototype
Final Prototype

Rose City Rescue Kit
Rose City Rescue Kit

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STUDENT: CARLY ANDERSON

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Zip Line Racing Harness
Zip Line Racing Harness

The Arena
The Arena

Final Prototype
Final Prototype

Zip Line Racing Harness
Zip Line Racing Harness

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STUDENT: JESSAMY TAYLOR

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HyperMAX
HyperMAX

PDXYX Express Endurance Race
PDXYX Express Endurance Race

Final Prototype
Final Prototype

HyperMAX
HyperMAX

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STUDENT: JARRETT GILMORE

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