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Trimtab (formerly Design Science News) brings you BFI programming updates and news from around the world related to "humanity's option for success" and comprehensive design solutions.

Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 9
The 2016 Fuller Challenge finalists were announced in August, and the student category winner was announced in September. Buckminster Fuller's daughter Allegra Fuller Snyder speaks about her father's influence to Metropolis Magazine. Norman Foster releases a new essay on the trim tab concept as applied to design today. The Bioneers '16 conference is approaching.
Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 5
The Fuller Challenge review cycle is underway. A number of new and used books about Fuller have been added to BFI's online store inventory - many are out-of-print, rare books. New York based Studio Dror has designed a companion to the Montreal Biosphere.
Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 4
New interview with BFI's Executive Director. BFI's 2016 Program Fellows are announced. BFI offers a tour with 2015 Fuller Challenge Winner GreenWave. A number of past Fuller Challenge winners, finalists, and semi-finalists were recognized, awarded, and featured recently.
Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 3
The 2016 Fuller Challenge deadline has been extended. Read about BFI's recent workshop at the Hammer Museum in LA, and listen to Allegra Fuller Snyder's speech about her father's influence. Two new texts about Fuller can be purchased online, and there are a number of ongoing opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs.
Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 2
The 2016 Fuller Challenge deadline is approaching. The 2013, 2014, and 2015 Challenge Winners recently received notable press coverage. In March, BFI will present a synergetics workshop at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles with Kurt Przybilla. A number of performances and exhibitions focusing on Fuller will occur this spring.
Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 1
The 2016 Fuller Challenge opened for applications, and BFI put out a call for its Fellowship Program. Fuller's Education Automation is referenced in an exploration of the future prospects for India's education system. A number of conferences, exhibitions, and books referencing Fuller are listed.
Trimtab Vol. 16 No. 12
Take a look back at 2015, the 120th anniversary of the birth of Buckminster Fuller. This was a pivotal year for BFI, as we reached wider audiences than ever, expanded our program offerings, and re-launched our Membership program.
Trimtab Vol. 16 No. 11
BFI celebrates the 2015 Fuller Challenge Winner and Finalists at the Conferring Ceremony in Brooklyn, New York. NASA releases a new video of its tensegrity robots, designed for space exploration. A number of Bucky-related resources are available online.
Trimtab Vol. 16 No. 10
GreenWave wins the 2015 Fuller Challenge! The 2015 Challenge Winners receive substantial press. BFI is open for 2016 Membership. A local Brooklyn theater company is running an absurdist comedy based on the ideas of Buckminster Fuller titled "God is a Verb". Metropolis Magazine recently covered the Black Mountain College exhibit at ICA Boston.
Trimtab Vol. 16 No. 9
2015 Fuller Challenge Semi-finalists were announced, and BFI seeks volunteers for the November Conferring Ceremony in Brooklyn! A World Game exhibition has opened at Columbia University. The second installment of BFI's Dymaxion Reading Group is approaching, and Critical Path is now available as an e-book.
Trimtab Vol. 16 No. 6
The Dymaxion Book Group has launched, make sure to get a copy via the iBooks store ahead of the July 7th launch. Save the date for the 2015 Fuller Challenge Conferring Ceremony, November 12th at The Wythe. A report from Make: STEAM in North Brooklyn available here plus excellent items at the Dymaxion Artifacts store with excellent items now back in stock!
Trimtab Vol. 16 No. 5
This month check out how Bucky took Montreal with Le Buckython and the IX Symposium, watch an interview with Michael Ben-Ali, see a 13-foot tin spider with a geodesic dome cockpit, and get ready to see a replica of Dymaxion Car #1 at the Lane Motor Museum (and much more!).

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