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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Buckminster Fuller Challenge


The Buckminster Fuller Challenge from Buckminster Fuller Institute on Vimeo.

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is an amazing contest dedicated to the memory of Buckminster Fuller. The Challenge is an annual international design competition awarding $100,000 for those designs/strategies that deliver quote "...the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems. It attracts bold, visionary, tangible initiatives focused on a well-defined need of critical importance. Winning solutions are regionally specific yet globally applicable and present a truly comprehensive, anticipatory, integrated approach to solving the world's complex problems." end quote.

They provide a Quick Facts page, a good Bio on Bucky, and a nice selection of Fuller-oriented/derived Resources that just might come in handy for anyone interested in bringing a bit more of Buckminster Fuller's ideas, concepts or designs into their fictional or gaming efforts.

You can find the winners for 2008, 2009, and 2010 at the Buckminster Fuller Challenge site.

They also provide a rather interesting Idea Index that holds over 460 ideas/designs/concepts that have been submitted to the competition. There are some amazingly cool things in this Index...and many of them deserve to be considered, discussed, and even supported. Some of these ideas will definitely be part of the future, one way or another. Just like Geodesic Domes or the Dymaxion-Trolleys in Riskail...

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