Design, Sci + Tech, Social Impact

In Search of Integrity by Greg Watson

Former BFI board member Greg Watson recounts how his time at the New Alchemy Institute led him to discover the work of Buckminster Fuller. He explores the origin, meaning, and contemporary relevance of “hypocracy”–“a hybrid of democracy and hypocrisy”–one of Fuller’s lesser-known neologisms mentioned in his little-known poem “Integrity.” This story of Greg’s quest is not only an accessible introduction and overview of many of Fuller’s ideas, but also an elegant summary of Greg’s own work in which he applies the principles of evolution. In the end, Greg’s work catalyzes a peaceful design science revolution through a development process he calls “civic synergy.” Highly recommended reading!