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Lectures, tours and workshops highlight fiftieth anniversary of Buckminster Fuller’s design revolution

In 1969, designer, scientist, developer, writer and Southern Illinois University Carbondale professor Buckminster Fuller published his manifesto for a design revolution. Now, fifty years later, Fuller’s work will be recognized as part of the Charles D. Tenney Lecture series at SIU.

Jeff Bridges Mentioned Buckminster Fuller and Geodesic Dome at the 2019 Golden Globes

Jeff Bridges was honored at the 2019 Golden Globes with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement in film. Many people watching his acceptance speech, though, thought he was channeling his character in one particular film—The freewheeling, pot-loving Dude from The Big Lebowski.

Thank you Kirk Bergstrom For Your Board Leadership

Thank you to Kirk Bergstrom for serving on our board of directors for the past 13 years. Kirk has served as Vice Chair and given a tremendous amount of assistance to program strategy, design, and implementation. Kirk is a storyteller, educator, and entrepreneur whose work throughout his career has framed a planetary perspective and encouraged active citizenship.

Global team of scientists find ecosystem below earth that is twice the size of world’s oceans

The Earth is far more alive than previously thought, according to “deep life” studies that reveal a rich ecosystem beneath our feet that is almost twice the size of all the world’s oceans.

Volunteer with BFI

The Buckminster Fuller Institute is on the hunt for a few stellar Earthians who would like to join us in pro-bono roles. We are building a network of volunteers who would like to offer their skills and talents to BFI so that we may be better equipped to chart a course for the future of Spaceship Earth. Projects include storytelling, design, and programming support.

Jeff Bridges - "We're All TrimTabs"

Jeff Bridges has produced a new movie inspired by Buckminster Fuller in which he insists we are all trimtabs.

As the Biosphere Dies, So Do We: Using the Power of Nature to Heal the Planet

One only need look outside the window to understand that human-caused climate disruption is in overdrive.

North Face Releases a Geodesic Dome Tent Capable of Withstanding the Toughest Weather

Reinterpreting the teachings of Buckminster Fuller, North Face have announced the latest tent in their collection; a geodesic dome tent.

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