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.

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

Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform

Aclima, a San Francisco-based company which builds Internet-connected air quality sensors and runs a software platform to analyze the extracted intel, has closed a $24 million Series A to grow the business including by expanding its headcount and securing more fleet partnerships to build out the reach and depth of its pollution maps.

NYT (1974) Energy Through Wind Power

The inventions that impound solar energy through sun‐reflecting or lensing devices are fascinating to the imagination but relatively insignificant in potential. In fact, they work only few hours daily when the sun is at a favorable angle.

Being a process, and seeing in relationships

Conceiving of ourselves as verbs rather than nouns, as processes rather than isolated individuals, facilitates this shift in perspective that makes us see the world and ourselves as coming into being through relationships.

Sistema Biobolsa and the Circular Economy in Kenya

2017 Fuller Challenge Finalist Sistema Biobolsa is contributing to the circular economy for farmers in developing countries around the world. Recent coverage highlighted a success story in Kenya.

ReGen18 in San Francisco

How can we build regenerative systems that work for all people and the planet? Join in this conversation at ReGen18, May 1 – 4 at Impact Hub San Francisco.

Global Solutions Labs with Medard Gabel

The 15th Annual Global Solutions Lab will take place from June 17–25, 2017, at the United Nations in New York and Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.

Third Industrial Revolution

In this new VICE video, Jeremy Rifkin describes many aspects of what he calls the Third Industrial Revolution.

Polypoly The 21st Century Economic World-building Game

Polypoly is a new board game that mimics monopoly but with positive-sum game rules. “Polypoly (noun): An economic term for a marketplace with many buyers and many sellers.” Rather than a goal of bankrupting your peers, this game aims to create a “closed loop” economic system that strives for the highest quality of life for all.

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.