Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser.


BFI Updates


Prince Charles recognizes 2010 Challenge Winner, Allan Savory

HRH Prince Charles of Wales addressed the International Union for Conservation of Nature about the future of agriculture, specifically supporting the work of 2010 Challenge Winner The Savory Institute.


2012 Runner-up, Future of Fish selected for CharitySub

Future of Fish is featured on CharitySub, a subscription-model philanthropic site, and an innovative system to educate funders about the most important issues. For more info or to sign up, click here

SOCAP Selects 2012 Challenge Entrants as Featured Entrepreneurs

BFI is lead organization in Halloran Philanthropies and SOCAP's accelerator network. This year SOCAP will feature a number of projects we recommended, including, Eco- Fuel Africa and World Wide Hearing. Congratulations to all of them!


Life Magazine's Tribute to Bucky

Boing Boing partner, David Pescovitz, writes a heartfelt tribute to Bucky and "the importance of unintended consequences", accompanied by some beautiful and rare images. Read it here!

John Cage Turns 100

John Cage would have turned 100 this year on September 5th. He and Bucky share a creative lineage through the Black Mountain College. At the BFI, we enjoyed taking the occasion to look back at his work. Check out a staff favorite of Cage's 100th Birthday reporting, from NPR, here.

Ornette: Made In America rereleased

For another look at Bucky's influence on music, check out this free-form documentary on jazz pioneer, Ornette Coleman, who lists Bucky as his chief artistic inspiration. Click here for a New Yorker review of the film.

Tesla Fans Leap Into Action!

As we here know, great geeks have great supporters: When cartoonist Matthew Inman started an online funding campaign to turn Tesla's lab, Wardenclyffe into a museum, fans rushed to action, funding the project in 6 days. Help them out here!




Naked Value Released

Howard Brown's Naked Value is available following a book launch at SVA on Friday. The book examines how smart businesses optimize their resource use, produce less waste, and give customers what they want!


Unreasonable Institute Is Accepting Applications!

The Unreasonable Institute incubator is now accepting applications for their 2012 impact-entrepreneur fellowship program. Got what it takes?


99% Invisible Begins It's Third Season

This "tiny radio show on design" (a BFI staff favorite) has just reached it's crowdfunding goal, and will begin it's third season this month! Listen here

Boom and Leisure Newsletter Launches

Boom and Leisure, a newsletter on design events around the world has launched this month. Check it out!




BFI at Bioneers, Discounted!

Bioneers is offering you a 20% discount if you register using promotional code BC12AO4 for a 20% discount. BFI will be presenting a panel on the Challenge at the Bioneers Conference in CA, Sunday, October 21st. Join us!

Bucky & Black Mountain College

BFI is co-curating ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 4: Looking Forward at Buckminster Fuller's Legacy, September 28-30 in North Carolina. We look forward to seeing you there!

BFI & Long Now

BFI is planning an event with The Long Now Foundation on October the 18th in San Francisco. More details to come, save the date!

SOCAP12: Making Meaning Matter

Join Social Capital Markets in San Francisco October 1-4 for their world renowned conference on "the intersection of money and meaning". Register Now!

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

NC Stage Company presents a play "part autobiography, part TED talk" on Bucky's life and work, September 12 - October 7, 2012 in Asheville, NC. Book your tickets!

DesigNYC's Recharging Communities Show

DesigNYC is showing this year's designer/non-profit collaborations, with work in areas as diverse and challenging as human trafficking, public transportation, prisoner reentry, food justice, workforce development and sustainable urban revitalization. Running from October 3-15 at GD Cucine

Celebrating The Harvard Bards of the 20th Century at Mount Auburn

Join a travelling outdoor poetry reading as they visit the graves of famous Cambridge poets at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, on October 8th from 2:30 - 5:00. More info here!


Vol. 13 No. 9

Table Top
Table Bottom
Table Top
Table Bottom
Table Top
Table Bottom