Luke Larson, creator of the IGIST interactive sci-fi experience, mans a competing free banana stand in front of Amazon’s Doppler office tower in Seattle this week. (IGIST Photo)
Away from his day job as president of Axon, makers of police body cameras and other products, Luke Larson has been busy creating another universe in the form of IGIST, a young adult novel and interactive sci-fi experience. On Monday, he stepped into Amazon’s world in Seattle.
Larson ventured where no man has dared and attempted to compete with the tech giant’s free banana monopoly by setting up a makeshift stand himself on the plaza near the Doppler office tower.
Luke Larson. (Axon Photo)
Just steps from one of Amazon’s own Community Banana Stands — the company has said it gives out more than 5,000 bananas a day — Larson staged a banana standoff in which he distributed about 100 bananas and more than 20 banana smoothies.
His IGIST-branded stand was live for about 30 minutes on Amazon property before security gently asked him, another man dressed as a banana and another dressed as the IGIST character Balin, to move down the street, where they worked for about another hour on 7th Avenue.
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