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.

A new use for Google Maps: calculating a city’s carbon footprint

The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring.

Spanning the Divide

As an undergraduate student at Yale University in the 1970s, I majored in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, but the class I most wanted to get into was an art class. This proved difficult, however, as few art classes were open to undergraduates from other majors.

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.

Becoming a Regenerative Practitioner: A Field Guide

This new guide offers a landscape view, stepping stones, and stories from the field on the life-long path of becoming a regenerative practitioner.

BFI Joins the Giving Tuesday Movement

Last year over $300 million was raised for nonprofits on the new holiday Giving Tuesday. This year, BFI is participating with our own campaign to raise funds for our new Spaceship Earth programs.

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.

The Power of “Trimtabs”: What Bucky Fuller Taught Me About Human Greatness

What sparks human greatness? I believe it arises the moment we stop believing we are powerless and start trusting that while we may only be a single individual, we have within us the power to change the world. Allow me to clarify. In the early 1980’s I had the privilege of working with Buckminster Fuller as his event producer.

'He was always a step ahead': Buckminster Fuller's lingering influence on St. Louis, the world

For decades, R. Buckminster Fuller was known around the globe for his scholarship and his vision of a future that could work for everyone aboard what he described as “spaceship earth.” By the middle of the 20th century, he saw two possible destinations on humanity’s horizon – utopia or oblivion – and his lectures and writings still resonate today.

Bucky Fuller's Energy Slaves gets Webcomic Treatment

Australian environmentalist cartoonist Stuart McMillen has released a 84-page comic titled Energy Slaves featuring Buckminster Fuller.

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.

Danish People's Dome to be Permanent

The stunning deconstructed-geodesic dome designed by architects Tejlgaard & Jepsen as a temporary structure for Denmark's annual Folkemødet festival has been adapted for permanent year-round use.

Ephemeralizing Indie Publishing

Ephemeralization, isn't just limited to architecture and design - witness the rise of digital and online publishing.

The Physics of the Olympics

With the 2014 Winter Olympics on in Sochi, what better way is there to get the young ones (and the young-at-heart) interested in physics?

Tensegrity tower wins Santiago radio tower competition

A team of architects Smiljan Radic, Gabriela Medrano, and Ricardo Serpell has designed a stunning tensegrity tower for their winning submission for a new radio antenna/public landmark in Santiago, Chile.

Bucky talking Semantics at San Quentin

Apparently Johnny Cash and BB King aren't the only ones who played live at San Quentin! Here's Bucky, delivering a talk about semantics to the inmates at San Quentin State Prison in 1959.

UNICEF makes smartphone app that's actually useful

UNICEF has put together an app that encourages its users to put down their phones, so that children around the world can have something they actually can't live without: water.

US Govt. warns of systemic risks from climate change

As seen in the aftermath of recent weather-related disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, our infrastructure and built environment will experience an increasing number of systemic knock-on effects due to the impact of climate change and its shifting of the climatic norm.

Love Song in Miami (and Philly and Austin)

Sam Green and Yo La Tengo will be hard at work in March and April, bringing The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller to the Colony Theatre in Miami on March 22, and to Philadelphia and Austin in April as well.

Here's the current schedule of screenings:

Buckyfy Wall Street!
Pablo Freund

Consistently ahead of his time, Buckminster Fuller deeply believed in humanity’s capacity to overcome obstacles and succeed. By virtue of his study of the world, his life’s work has become deeply influential, his reputation legendary.