Design

BFI IS CO-HOSTING HACK FOR EARTH

BFI is proud to announce that we are co-hosting Hack For Earth on November 2-3, 2019 in San Francisco. This event is an accelerator where technology meets ecology. Twelve teams will compete and collaborate to inspire the audience for earth-centered technological solutions. BFI will be creating our open-source Cooperating Manual for Spaceship Earth wiki as one of the participants.

CO-AUTHOR THE CO-OPERATING MANUAL FOR SPACESHIP EARTH WITH US

As Fuller said, ”There are no mere passengers aboard Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. And the survival of humanity depends on the integrity of the individual.” In last month’s Trimtab we announced BFI’s new initiative, the Co-Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, a cooperative plan for how we can navigate our earth’s metamorphosis and empower people of all ages to think and act synergistically.

A new use for Google Maps: calculating a city’s carbon footprint

The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring.

Looking at a city’s Google Maps data, in combination with other data, a new tool from Google can estimate the carbon footprint of all of its buildings–and the carbon footprint of all the car trips, bus and subway rides, and other transportation used by the people living there.

Spanning the Divide

As an undergraduate student at Yale University in the 1970s, I majored in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, but the class I most wanted to get into was an art class. This proved difficult, however, as few art classes were open to undergraduates from other majors. But then one day I noticed students walking around campus with cardboard polyhedral structures, which looked exactly like viruses I had seen in my biology books.

North Face Releases a Geodesic Dome Tent Capable of Withstanding the Toughest Weather

Reinterpreting the teachings of Buckminster Fuller, North Face have announced the latest tent in their collection; a geodesic dome tent. Thanks to the most spatially efficient shape in architecture, it can withstand winds of up to 60 mph as the force is spread evenly across the structure whilst even providing enough height for a six-foot person to stand comfortably inside.

Grimshaw's Next Eden Project Could be in the North of England

Grimshaw can claim their horticultural Eden Project in Devon, South West England as being among their most iconic works. Nestled in a disused quarry, simultaneously acting as an embedded landscape feature and an alien spacecraft holding precious specimens and plants, the scheme has been celebrated as a successful modern interpretation of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome concept.

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