You've got one month left to enter this year's Buckminster Fuller Design Challenge, witha monster prize of $100,000 each year for "comprehensive solutions that radically advance human well-being and ecosystem health."
According to the Buckminster Fuller Institute, the winning solution will be a system—not a stand-alone innovation, but a project that strategically integrates social, economic, environment, political and cultural issues—that exemplifies the trimtab principle. Often used by Bucky himself, the metaphor refers to small steering devices used on ships and airplanes where relatively small amounts of leverage are applied at the right time to maximum effect.
For a full rundown of the competition, the criteria, and the jury, visit The Buckminster Fuller Institute's website, or watch Elizabeth Thompson, the executive director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, give a run down on Design Science above.
Deadline: Monday October 4th