Welcome to Trimtab, the monthly digital news service of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

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. 18 No. 2
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Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 11
A letter from BFI's long-standing former Executive Director, Elizabeth Thompson. BFI welcomes new Executive Director Amanda Ravenhill. A number of holiday gift items are available through BFI. Two Fuller Challenge Finalists are recognized as finalists in the World Habitat Awards.
Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 10
The Rainforest Solutions Project wins the 2016 Fuller Challenge. BFI will celebrate the winner at the Wythe Hotel on the evening of November 16th, 2016. BFI's Limited Edition portfolio is available on our online store for a discounted price. Areaware releases a Dyamxion Map foldable globe designed by Brendan Ravenhill.
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.

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