A new exhibit at the UQAM Design Center in Montreal celebrates the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Expo 67 Geodesic Dome designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. It is open till December 10th and curated by Cammie McAtee.
A new satellite version of the Magnetic Folding Globe is available from Areaware. In 1946, Buckminster Fuller patented a map of Earth which presents geographic information without breaks in any of the continental contours, or any visible distortion of the relative shapes or sizes of the land masses.
NEW YORK CITY - The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is pleased to announce the six Finalists for the 2017 program cycle. These Finalists have reached the final deliberation phase and are under consideration for selection to win the Buckminster Fuller Challenge and its grand prize of $100,000.
August 17th, 2017, New York City: The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is delighted to announce the Semifinalists for the 2017 Fuller Challenge. A record number of entries were submitted in this 10th anniversary cycle of the program. Seventeen proposals were selected as Semifinalists from more than 460 entries.
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has a new show exploring the counterculture of the ’60s and ’70s and its global impact on art and design. Several Fuller artifacts are featured including issues of the Whole Earth Catalog. This transformative period is displayed through immersive environments, printed works, films and media installations.
Maurice Conti, a designer and futurist from Autodesk, has given a TED talk suggesting that a new partnership among technology applications, principles of nature, and human ingenuity is shaping our world, enabling it to move from fabricated to farmed, constructed to grown, isolated to connected, extracted to aggregated, and from obedience to autonomy.
NOVA released a fascinating hour-long program on the power and uses of origami. For example, the principles of ancient paper folding practice are used today for design of satellites and micro robots as well as in developing new medicines. The show explored how the rules of origami follow those in nature as in how leaves grow and how insects fly.