The Buckminster Fuller Challenge


Many of us will agree that Buckminster Fuller was way ahead of the crowd with his thinking on sustainability and eco-friendly designs. In his time he was considered an eccentric inventor with impractical ideas, now we think he's a genius! Not all of us can be ahead of our time, but we can at least try to be in our time. Here is a chance for people to catch up with Bucky's thinking, be inspired by his work and take the opportunity to address prevalent issues in contemporary society. The Buckminster Fuller Institute has launched a Challenge for, "Design science solutions... that exemplify the trimtab principle." The trimtab principal can be used to describe, "An artifact, or system, specifically designed and placed in the environment at such a time, in such a place, where its effects would be maximized, thereby effecting the most advantageous change with the least resources, time and energy. Doing more with less." The Challenge encourages solutions for a, "Broad range of human endeavor," that are "Comprehensive, Anticipatory, Ecologically responsible, Verifiable, Replicable and Achievable." Entries can be submitted between September 4th and October 30th, 2007 there is a prize of $100 000 for the winner to develop his solution. The key question that Fuller posed was, ""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?" The question is now, can you answer it? Via: Core 77 ::The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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