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bucky’s back!


buckminster fuller was one of the most influential and prolific thinkers and designers of his time.  it is only appropriate that in the spirit of his ingenuity a competition bears his name.  the call for entries opens like this:

“if success or failure of the planet and of human beings depended on how i am and what i do… how would i be?  what would i do?”
— buckminster fuller

“the buckminster fuller challenge seeks submissions of design science solutions within a broad range of human endeavor that exemplify the trimtab principle.”  furthermore, they explain, “trimtabs demonstrate how small amounts of energy and resources precisely applied at the right time and place can produce maximum advantageous change.”  this phenomenal competition is sure to produce a host of wonderful ideas, energy saving, life-improving, achievable ideas.  if you have one yourself, or simply like to enter competitions for the thrill of the design go check it out.  entries must be received between september 4 2007 and october 30, 2007 and why not enter, there is a $100,000 cash prize… i personally, i can’t wait to see the finalists.  happy designing.

28 July 2007 - Posted by | society

1 Comment »

  1. Bucky is back in a big way this year. There will be a major Symposium featuring thinking related to Fuller’s magnum opus Synergetics ( on “Synergetics and Morphology: Explorations into the Shapes of Nature” at RISD in Providence, RI in early November. Details are at

    Comment by CJ Fearnley | 28 July 2007 | Reply

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