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

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

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

Buckminster Fuller and the Twelfth of July

Starling Burgess and R. Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion Car. Modern Mechanix Magazine October 1933. All of the following occurred on the twelfth of July… 1895 Richard Buckminster Fuller was born. 1910 Richard Buckminster Fuller Senior, Fuller’s father, died. 1917 Fuller married Anne Hewlett. 1933 Fuller completed Dymaxion Car #1. 1938-1939 ‘the main system of general education… Continue reading Buckminster Fuller and the Twelfth of July

Buckminster Fuller and the Homeless of New York

If Buckminster Fuller is known for any effort, it is the effort to provide shelter. But who did Fuller actually provide shelter for? The Lightful House and 4D House existed only on paper. The Dymaxion House existed only as a small scale model. The Dymaxion / Wichita House existed as two full-scale models (one internal,… Continue reading Buckminster Fuller and the Homeless of New York