Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) is a deep well of wisdom that can teach us how to cultivate and regenerate the conditions for life on Earth. M. Kat Anderson's book Tending the Wild demonstrates these collaborative approaches and a new television show inspired by Anderson's book was just released and is viewable online.
Since the invention of the printing press, the scientific and thought advances of man have spread throughout the world at ever increasing rates, extending to millions an education that was historically exclusive to just a lucky few. Knowledge has catalyzed knowledge in what R. Buckminster Fuller described as the ever-increasing wealth of the world.
And we're at a point where I now have what would seem absolutely incredible to generations before. I've now completed thirty-seven circuits of our Earth--kind of zig-zagging circuits, not straight around. Not tourist. Just responding to requests to appear here and there, to lecture at universities or design some structure, or whatever it may be.
I happen to have been born at the special moment in history in which for the first time there exists enough experience-won and experiment verified information current in humanity's spontaneous conceptioning and reasoning for all humanity to carry on in a far more intelligent way than ever before.
BFI's Pablo Freund talks about the inspiration he takes from Buckminster Fuller's example of going out and doing the things that need to be done.
2014 Catalyst Program partner Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has been named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and will be at their Washington D.C. museum on October 10th.
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.