Science and Technology Postings

One month left to enter the 2017 Fuller Challenge

There is just one month left to enter the 2017 Fuller Challenge! The final deadline is Friday, March 31st at 5pm ET.

WHAT IS THE FULLER CHALLENGE?

From Pythagora to Pizza

For those Synergetics fans in the audience, Andy Thomson writes a piece on “The fact that we have inherited so many unquestioned fundamentals, such as the base ten number system, the x,y,z cubic Cartesian spatial grid, 360 degrees in a circle, etc. was not lost on Fuller.

Deep Time Walk

This phone application will take you on a 4.6km narrated walk through 4.6 billion years of the earth’s history, with each meter representing one million years.

Videos of Regenerative Projects from Around the World

David McConville (BFI's Board co-chair) has been mapping short films documenting projects that work to restore and regenerate living systems around the world.

Call for Proposals: The 2017 Fuller Challenge

New York City - January 13, 2017 - The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) formally announces the Call for Proposals to the 2017 Fuller Challenge.

New Prize for Regeneration Projects

A new £200,000 prize fund has been announced by Lush,the “handmade cosmetics company,” for “initiatives where energy, natural resources and materials are conserved and enriched and contribute towards equitable development.

The Story of a Spoon

Greenpeace has produced this remarkable video tracing the 13.8-billion-year development of a plastic spoon. This could come in handy over the holidays if you find yourself needing to explain why, from a “comprehensive design” perspective, we can do better.

New Time-lapses of Spaceship Earth

Google Earth Engine has released a timelapse of the entire earth from 1984 to today. Watch rivers meander, glaciers melt, cities grow, forests disappear, and solar farms enlarge. Scroll through the preselected views or search for other places and get more acquainted with the metabolic flows of our Spaceship Earth.

Circular Economy in India

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has just published a report on the prospects of the Circular Economy in India.

Carbon Is Not the Enemy

A recent article in Nature by Bill McDonough, a student of Fuller’s work, provides a new lexicon to talk about carbon. He makes distinctions between “durable,” “living,” and “fugitive” carbon.