Dymaxion Forum

The Dymaxion Forum is dedicated to gathering the most interesting, up-to-date information, viewpoints, and observations advancing the legacy of Buckminster Fuller on Spaceship Earth today and into the future.

Amazon’s Seattle Spheres and the Evolution of the Architectural Biosphere

Blaine Brownell outlines the history of conservatory architecture and how NBBJ designers devised a plan for symbiotic cohabitation between workers and plants at the online retailer's new headquarters.

Meet the artist channelling Buckminster Fuller to create her graphic worlds

Drink up striking colours and minimalist compositions in this solo exhibition by Sinta Tantra in London. The British-Balinese artist is using the space at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery to explore her artistic journey, from public art to architectural interventions and works on canvas.

Buckminster Fuller made fancy posters for his greatest inventions

The architect created the series of prints in the 1980s—now they’re on show and for sale

80 Years of the Nature Lab

The Nature Lab at RISD is pleased to announce Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration, an exhibition curated in collaboration with William Myers that marks the culmination of our 80th anniversary celebrations.

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: Inventions and Models at Edward Cella Art & Architecture

September 8 - November 3, 2018
Opening Reception | Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 5-8 pm

PUBLIC EXHIBITION PROGRAMS:
Thomas T K Zung: The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 3:00 PM

In Conversation: Allegra Fuller Snyder with David McConville
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 3:00 PM

SOCAP18 Conference Preview

SOCAP18 Conference Preview
SOCAP18, convening October 23-26, 2018 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco is right around the corner! The SOCAP team is hard at work developing outstanding programming and events—including over 150 breakout sessions and more than 500 speakers. Here’s a look at what’s to come.

Cooperative Games and the Ecological Data Economy

Part 1: Metaphors and market design

Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform

Aclima, a San Francisco-based company which builds Internet-connected air quality sensors and runs a software platform to analyze the extracted intel, has closed a $24 million Series A to grow the business including by expanding its headcount and securing more fleet partnerships to build out the reach and depth of its pollution maps.

NYT (1974) Energy Through Wind Power

The inventions that impound solar energy through sun‐reflecting or lensing devices are fascinating to the imagination but relatively insignificant in potential. In fact, they work only few hours daily when the sun is at a favorable angle.

Being a process, and seeing in relationships

Conceiving of ourselves as verbs rather than nouns, as processes rather than isolated individuals, facilitates this shift in perspective that makes us see the world and ourselves as coming into being through relationships.

Rare Bucky interviews released by Art on Air
Tennae Maki

BFI volunteer Tennae Maki contributed her efforts to a series of audio interviews with Bucky, recorded in 1976 upon the publication of And It Came To Pass—Not To Stay, and hosted by noted literary critic Charles Ruas at Art On Air.

Tensegrity Dome in Tokyo

A team of professors and students at the University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab has built a beautiful tensegrity dome using inflated steel "pillows" and steel tension wires.

Ecovative's Eben Bayer on biomaterials (video)

Check out the video of Eben Bayer, CEO of 2013 Fuller Challenge winners Ecovative speaking recently on a panel about renewable energy at the Global Competitiveness Forum in Saudi Arabia.

Dome homes in the press

Dome homes have been seeing a fair bit of press coverage in the past few months, some of which we've featured in previous issues of Trimtab. Here are a couple more!