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.

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHT: TECHNE VERDE LAUNCHING COMMUNITAS.ZONE PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORK 

Communitas.Zone is an integrated private communication and collaboration network designed for social change leaders, communities and organizations creating positive change worldwide. 

SPACESHIP EARTH MEMEFEST: BLUE CARBON 

Blue Carbon initiatives -- a new wave of ocean conservation efforts -- are among the best levers we have to reverse global warming while also boosting the health of local communities and increasing resilience to extreme weather, sea-level rise.

SHOJI SADAO, QUIET VISIONARY

We are saddened to announce that Shoji Sadao passed away on November 3rd in Japan at the age of 92.

LIFT ECONOMY'S NEXT MBA

Are you a concerned citizen with a bold world-changing idea? Do you have a friend/family member wanting to align their work or money with their values?

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHT: GOOD MACHINE

In the near future, a fleet of autonomous undersea robots will dramatically accelerate regenerative aquaculture by planting heat-resistant coral 10 times faster than current human planting techniques.  And elsewhere, scalable solar-powered refrigeration units will help reduce rotting wastage in small-hold fishing communities.

JRSM — PARADISE LOST AGAIN, BRUSSELS EXHIBITION

Buckminster Fuller created and patented the Dymaxion Map, a world projection with the negligible distortion which can accurately display at a glance global information such as human migration patterns and the distribution of natural resources.

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. 

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!