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BFI Updates

AltDavid McConville at SOCAP

Last month, BFI President, David McConville delivered the opening keynote presentation from SOCAP: Designing the Future, held in Malmö, Sweden from May 8-10, 2012.

AltMichael Ben Eli:Sustainability By Design

Even if you were not able to attend in May, you can still see video from Michael Ben-Eli's lecture on his work with the Sustainability Lab and Project Wadi Attir at The Cooper Union.

5 Years of Challenge Winners Video

BFI is celebrating the completion of the fifth cycle of The Buckminster Fuller Challenge. This video highlights each of the winning solutions.

AltOngoing Savory Coverage

2010 Challenge Winner Alan Savory's work in Zimbabwe is documented by Seth Itzkan, who spent six weeks with them last year and will return in 2013.

AltMIT Media Lab Profile

The New York Times Automobile page covers the continuing work of 2009 Challenge Winners, the MIT Media Lab.

 

Trends and Perspectives

Happy Birthday Bucky!

July 12th was the anniversary of Bucky's birthday!!! He received much attention in celebration of 117 years!


New Detroit Farm Plan Taking Root

Rather than develop, this entrepreneur is planting trees on Detroit's excessive vacant lots. Click here to read more.


Buckyball to Light Park

Artist Leo Villareal's BUCKYBALL, a towering 30-foot tall, illuminated sculpture will be installed from October 25, 2012 through February 2013 in Madison Square Park. 


Interdependence Day

In honor of the US Independence Day this month, A Fuller View author Steven L. Seiden contributed this article to the Huffington Post.


 

Resources

AltWill Elkins on Zeitgeist Radio

TZM Global Radio's Bakari Pace speaks with Will Elkins of the Buckminster Fuller Institute about Bucky's legacy and genius, his thoughts on design, and the World Game.

AltContribute to the Bucky Tumblr Page

Please continue to submit and browse a cornucopia of Bucky media on the web and make this an even more enriching resource. 

AltTEDxSomerville: Seth Itzkan - Reversing Global Warming with Livestock?

Seth Itzgan expands on his experiences following the work of Africa Center for Holistic Management at TedxSomerville.

AltODT MAPS: Teaching Political Geography

This text examines how political control of the earth's surface affects all other aspects of life. Includes tips for teachers, particularly at the high school level. Special sale priced!

AltTangible Synergetic Domes

Explore the blueprint for a geodesics exhibit geared towards younger science learners developed by Georgia Tech Grad Fred Leighton.

AltLargest Ant Colony

In this video, scientists excavate an enormous underground supercolony that employs efficient design to support an entire population of ants.

 

Events

Bucky and The Bay Area Closes

After 3 months of weekly events in a multiutde of media all dedicated to Bucky, the show The Utopian Impulse: Bucky and the Bay Area at SFMOMA will close July 29th. 

Bucky & Black Mountain College

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 4: Looking Forward at Buckminster Fuller's Legacy, September 28-30 in North Carolina.

US Biochar Conference

The United States Biochar Initiative will hold the 2012 US Biochar Conference in Sonoma County, California from July 29 to August 1, 2012.

 

Vol. 13 No. 7

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