Buckminster Fuller Bibliography

Buckminster Fuller Bibliography by Trevor Blake. One thousand five hundred entries by and about Buckminster Fuller. Books, magazines, newspapers and ephemera published between 1914 and 2015. Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895 – 1983) was a public speaker, author, mathematician and inventor. Fuller is best known as the popularizer of geodesic domes in architecture. He attempted… Continue reading Buckminster Fuller Bibliography

Fuller in Fashion

Fashion is design you wear, mobile and kinetic, including both tension and compression components.  Fashion is the valve between the environment (everything except you) and the universe (everything including you).  R. Buckminster Fuller’s influence on fashion is an undocumented parallel to his investigation into design. ☂ Fuller was attentive to his appearance. In Your Private… Continue reading Fuller in Fashion

Synergetics Stew June 2011

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. ☂ You are Listening to Deep Thoughts is a simple mix of a gentle background image, a quiet ambient music track and a recording of… Continue reading Synergetics Stew June 2011

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

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

LOST Domes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E42pZqQyLcA The television program LOST (first broadcast on the United States channel ABC between 2004-2010) includes geodesic domes. This essay will discuss the geodesic domes appearing in LOST without giving away the story. The LOST dome has been seen in three forms. The first version of the dome is the dome itself, seen in the… Continue reading LOST Domes