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BFI Updates

AltEnd-of-Year Fundraise a Success!

Many thanks to everyone that participated in our 2010 end-of-year fundraising drive; helping us meet our goal of raising $25,000!

AltTim Murray

BFI would like to send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Timothy Murray, sculptural artist and beloved member of the BFI community. MoreĀ here.

 

Trends and Perspectives

Impact Investing in Sustainable Agriculture for a New Economy

Learning to combat agriculture greenhouse gas emissions through the work of 2010 Challenge winner Allan Savory. Continue.


Bacteria Work as Hard Drives

A group of students at Hong Kong's Chinese University have developed a way to store complex information in bacteria. Via discovery.com.

Firs for the Fish

The growing trend of turning unsold Christmas trees into habitats for fish in otherwise barren lakes. Via Nytimes.com

 

Resources

AltPatent Awarded to Dome Inc

Congrats to BFI member Blair Wolfram on the recent patent for a key structural element in the Hurricane Series Geodesic Dome System manufactured by Dome Inc.

AltThe Economics of Happiness

A film from 2009 Challenge Juror Helena Norberg-Hodge about the power of local economies.

Alt200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes

Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans Rosling shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.

 

Events

R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe at A.R.T.

Journey through the universe on Spaceship Earth with the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century as your guide. More info here.

Bucky and Me @ A.R.T.

Hear from artists, scholars, and scientists about how R. Buckminster Fuller inspires their work.

SNEC Events in Cambridge

Geometry Activity with George Hart of the Museum of Mathematics and "Building on Dr. Marvin Solit's Work" seminar.
January 22 & 23, 2011

Vertical Urban Factory

An overview of significant factory buildings from the past 100 years (including Fuller's CottonMill prototype). Now showing at the Skyscraper Museum in NY.


TetraMap - Making the Connections

An innovative and practical learning event featuring dynamic international experts.
February 22 & 23, 2011
Auckalnd, New Zealand

 

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