Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome, was a futurist, technology visionary and explorer of the deepest principles at work in Nature. He considered himself to be a “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist,” and dedicated his life to making our modern civilization work – for all of humanity – and in harmony with the systems of the natural world. His work lives on through countless brilliant people in many fields who have been inspired by and built on his ideas and inventions. This wide-ranging conversation with Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Director and driving force of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, covers the history and current activities of BFI, including the annual Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award and Idea Index of solutions for sustainability. Thompson also offers unique insights into Bucky as a person, and reviews in depth some of his most important ideas and projects that continue to guide our eco evolution.