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BFI Updates

AltTuesday: Michael Ben Eli at Cooper Union

BFI senior advisor Michael Ben-Eli will be presenting Project Wadi Attir at Cooper Union this Tuesday, May 15th in New York. Sapce is limited, please RSVP.

2012 Challenge Finalists Announced

BFI is proud to announce the finalists for the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, each providing a whole systems approach to the world's most significant challenges!

AltThe 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award Ceremony

Please join us in New York City, after a day of events with The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, Wednesday June 6th.

 

Trends and Perspectives

'Live Documentary' to Bucky

Here is an account of artist, Sam Green's 'The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller'. A documentary that is performed with a live score by Yo La Tengo.

Fullerenes Increase Lifespans

In a new study, scientists have discovered that when added to the daily diet of rodent mammals, fullerene molecules or 'buckyballs' doubled their lifespans.

Design for Resilience

As opposed to a bleak outlook on global challenges, the notion of resilience has begun to trend. This article introduces the thinking toward designing a resilient future.


 

Resources

AltSummer Course: Geometry of Thinking

Minneapolis College of Art & Design is offering an online summer-long course called, 'Geometry of Thinking.' It will be lead by Curt McNamara. Read more and register here.

AltFly's Eye Installation

Watch this compelling time-lapse video of the Fly's Eye Dome and Dymaxion Car installation at the 2011 Design Miami Convention, sponsored by BFI.

AltWind Map

Take a look at this beautiful and illuminating map of current wind conditions across the different regions of the United States.

AltVideo: The Plant, Chicago

Here's a fast yet informative rundown of the zero waste model employed by (2011 Challenge Semi-Finalists) The Plant, a multifaceted green compound in Chicago.

AltDrupal Jobs

Expert Drupal web development and support you can afford. Free Estimates! Learn how Drupal Jobs can help you spend less on your website and more on your mission.

 

Events

AIA 2012

The American Institute of Architects Expo 2012 will take place in Washington DC from May 17th-19th. Explore and register for the event here.


West Coast Event in June

Want to experience our award ceremony on June 6th from the west coast? GENI's SimCenter presents 'Buckminster Fuller: Lessons Learned and the Impact Today'.

Fuller's Legacy in Black Mountain

Black Mountain College Museum, BFI & UNC Asheville present a 3-day conference exploring Fuller's Legacy. Remember, there is still time to propose relevant programming!

 

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