R. Buckminster Fuller’s Influence on Science Fiction Films and Television

R. Buckminster Fuller’s influence on science fiction films and television during his lifetime (12 July 1895 – 1 July 1983). First Spaceship on Venus [Wikipedia] [IMDB] [youtube] 1960. Film. Directed by Kurt Maetzig. Based on the novel The Astronauts by Stanisław Lem. An international rocket crew finds geodesic domes on the planet Venus. Earth II… Continue reading R. Buckminster Fuller’s Influence on Science Fiction Films and Television

R. Buckminster Fuller: A Verb on Two Legs

In celebration of R. Buckminster Fuller and the 12 of July, the background images from my lecture “The Approximately Omnidirectional Ephemeralization of Richard Buckminster Fuller” as an 11 minute silent b/w video. Also: for the month of July 2010 my two books on Fuller are deeply discounted.  This is the month to buy them! The… Continue reading R. Buckminster Fuller: A Verb on Two Legs

Dymaxion Deployment Units Still Standing

The grain bin that Fuller modified to ‘invent’ the Dymaxion Deployment Unit was manufactured by Butler Manufacturing, founded by Charles Butler and Emanuel Norquist. According to Butler Manufacturing: R. Buckminster Fuller had gained international fame for his futuristic strategies and his concept of maximum dynamic utility. Fuller found inspiration in the design of Butler Manufacturing… Continue reading Dymaxion Deployment Units Still Standing

R. Buckminster Fuller and Technocracy Incorporated

The history and goals of Technocracy Incorporated should be known by those interested in the life and works of R. Buckminster Fuller. Sometimes Technocracy and Fuller influenced each other, sometimes they were at odds, but knowledge of the former is necessary for understanding the latter. Beginning in 1919, Howard Scott (1 April 1890 – 1… Continue reading R. Buckminster Fuller and Technocracy Incorporated

Geodesic Domes and Earthquakes

Trevor Blake has not been compensated by any manufacturer found in this article. Always consult with a professional before the construction or purchase of any building. U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airdrops humanitarian aid into the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 18 January 2010. Photograph by U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.… Continue reading Geodesic Domes and Earthquakes

Opening of the BFI Study Center

From The Buckminster Fuller Institute: Throughout the past six months BFI volunteers have worked to redesign our office space in Brooklyn, NY and install a BFI Study Center, open to the public. The center includes rare and out of print books, articles, magazines, photographs, posters, videos, and various artifacts by and about Buckminster Fuller’s life,… Continue reading Opening of the BFI Study Center

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Synergetics Stew January 2009

The Buckminster Fuller Institute published the book Synergetic Stew: Explorations in Dymaxion Dining in 1982.  Under this name, synchronofile.com publishes an irregular collection of brief notes relating to Buckminster Fuller. ☂ BLDGBLOG writes about the myriahedral projection map of computer scientist Jack van Wijk (Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands).  “Making truly accurate maps… Continue reading Synergetics Stew January 2009

4D Syndicate, The First Google Wave for Buckminster Fuller

R. Buckminster Fuller, Education Automation (1961): I am quite certain that we are soon going to begin to do the following: At our universities we will take the men who are the faculty leaders in research or in teaching.  We are not going to ask them to give the same lectures over and over each… Continue reading 4D Syndicate, The First Google Wave for Buckminster Fuller

Who Am I?

He was born in the 1800s.  He conducted an extensive survey of world resources although he was not formally trained to conduct such a task.  This survey of world resources demonstrated to him that the profit motive was getting in the way of the efficient and humanitarian distribution of goods and services.  He advocated fully-automated… Continue reading Who Am I?

Dymaxion Car Restored

Addendum, 2016: this article was the first public announcement of the restoration of the Dymaxion Car. Since that time, the Dymaxion Car has been restored. For more information on the Dymaxion Car, see synchronofile.com. The Dymaxion Car of R. Buckminster Fuller is being restored by the company Crosthwaite and Gardiner. Dymaxion Car #1 was involved… Continue reading Dymaxion Car Restored