Click the yellow arrows above to read about other "new work."In 1995, the World Game Institute's staff tried to answer the question,
What would be the highest tribute World Game Institute could give to Bucky in his centennial year? (His hundredth year began July 12, 1995.)
This map is a revolutionary and stunningly beautiful
view of our planet. Never before in history has there been anything that even
comes close to portraying the whole Earth as accurately as this map.
This updated Fuller Projection image, published by the Buckminster Fuller Institute and WorldSat International last summer, is based on a mosaic of hundreds of satellite images. It represents a true (not simulated) view of our Earth from 800 miles (1287 kilometers) into space.
Now however, it is possible to make the same satellite map with sixteen times more visual information using a new technology. We will be using this technology to create a new map.
Imagine it: you are walking on a world map the size of a basketball court that shows what our planet looks like from space. Imagine it 70 feet long. As you stand on it, you are 2000 miles tall. The Space shuttle goes into orbit at your ankle's height. This map delivers a visceral experience of Earth like no other map you have ever seen. The giant map will change your relationship to the planet.
This cloud-free World Game Satellite Big Map will represent a vital technical advancement to Buckminster Fuller's original concept of the World Game. It is also the perfect vehicle to propel the Institute's unique educational workshops well into the twenty-first century.
To get more information on how you can help WGI build the Satellite World
Game Big Map or to be placed on the mailing list for the Buckminster Fuller
Centennial World Game Event email Tony DeVarco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also want to link to the WGI's web site to find out more about a Buckminster Fuller Centennial World Game Event to be presented in 1996. The celebration will include a screening of "Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud."
The World Game Institute (WGI) is a not-for-profit educational and research organization based in Philadelphia, PA. Rooted in the pioneering work of Buckminster Fuller, World Game Institute has developed, over the past 24 years, an extraordinarily creative and exciting approach to education about the complex world in which we live - The World Game Workshop.
World Game Workshops are interactive, multimedia and experiential. They feature a global simulation played on a basketball court size world map where each player represents 1% of humanity. Participants are put in charge of the world and challenged with solving the planet's real-world problems. They come away from the experience accurately informed about the state of the world, inspired and motivated to get involved.