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BFI Updates

Alt2011 Challenge Begins in Less than a Month!

The 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge call for proposals is set be to announced in the coming weeks. Stay posted here.

AltBFI at Bioneers Conference, Oct. 14th

Join us for a pre-conference intensive about Design Science today and a main conference panel session on the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. View the complete schedule here.

 

Trends and Perspectives

The Petroleum Problem

Paul Stamets' succinct statement on mycoremediation, what we do and do not know, and its applications to major oil spills. fungi.com

Spaceship Earth: Navigators Wanted

Right this very moment, scientists and citizens who recognize that we are quite a ways down the path that leads to failure are in the midst of a teachable moment. truth-out.org.

What Futurists Actually Do

An introduction to GOOD's new series from the Institute for the Future, aimed at more informed decisions about the future. good.is.

Buy Cardboard Boxes to Grow Trees

Recycling that does double duty. Ship a package and the recipient could plant 100 native trees from seeds embedded in The Life Box. treehugger.

 

Resources

AltCoalition of the Willing

An animated film about an online war against global warming in a post-Copenhagen world. Watch this incredible film here.

AltCarbon Nation

A 90 minute documentary film about climate change SOLUTIONS. Available August 2010. Sneak previews here.

Synergetics Dictionary Online!

A dictionary that goes well beyond synergetic geometry to cover the full range of what Fuller termed design science.

 

Events

School of the Future

Running through July 31st in Brooklyn, NY classes are free and open to the public. Check out the schedule here.

AltWOMAD Festival, July 23rd

Bringing together artists from all over the globe, the central aim of the WOMAD festival is to celebrate the world's many forms of music, arts and dance. More info here.

AltWestcliffe Permaculture

A two week residential course leading to a certification in Permaculture Design. July 26 - August 7, 2010. Westcliffe, Colorado. Register here.

AltBucky Fuller & Spaceship Earth

Curated by Norman Foster and Luis Fernández-Galiano. September 1 - October 30th, 2010. Ivorypress Art + Books. Madrid, Spain.

 

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