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.

BFI IS CO-HOSTING HACK FOR EARTH

BFI is proud to announce that we are co-hosting Hack For Earth on November 2-3, 2019 in San Francisco. This event is an accelerator where technology meets ecology. Twelve teams will compete and collaborate to inspire the audience for earth-centered technological solutions. BFI will be creating our open-source Cooperating Manual for Spaceship Earth wiki as one of the participants.

Drawdown Virtual

Project Drawdown, co-founded by Executive Director of BFI, Amanda Joy Ravenhill, is partnering with Penn State to hold the first international conference on Drawdown — Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown, on September 16-19, 2019.

FELLOWSHIP FOR CHANGING INITIATIVES

Humanity is in a critical moment and we need systems-level change to ensure that today’s solutions don’t become tomorrow’s problems. Across all sectors, incentives award the outdated, mechanistic, reductionist, and fragmented approaches to progress. We invite you to imagine an alternative path. 

CO-AUTHOR THE CO-OPERATING MANUAL FOR SPACESHIP EARTH WITH US

As Fuller said, ”There are no mere passengers aboard Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.

CO-OPERATING MANUAL FOR SPACESHIP EARTH

Fifty years ago, Fuller wrote a powerful book entitled Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth.

WELCOME FROM TOM CHI, BFI NEW BOARD CHAIR

Dear BFI Community, 

I'm excited to serve as the new chair of the BFI board of directors. My background is in the technology world working initially as a physicist, inventor, engineer, designer, executive, and (most recently) investor seeking to help humanity become a net positive to nature. You can learn a lot more about how I see the world here:

THE INVISIBLE REVOLUTION

Fifty years ago, the evolutionary manifesto Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth laid out Buckminster Fuller’s vision for an invisible revolution. 

Can Cooperatives Save Us From the Next Economic Crisis?

In the summer of 2009, economists reported that one-third of the capital equipment in the United States stood idle while some 17 percent of the workforce were either unemployed, forced into part-time jobs, or “discouraged” from even seeking work.

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!