Addendum 2016: The complete contents of “The Lost Inventions of Buckminster Fuller” have now been published for free at synchronofile.com. See BOOKS for more information on Buckminster Fuller Bibliography and other books.
“The Nestable Structural Joggled Diamond Shingles Geodesic. Please start patent drawings and application. See T.C. drawings and models in your files. [signature of R. Buckminster Fuller] 10/22/61.” Drawing, 8.11 x 11 inches. Previously unpublished. From the synchronofile, one of the largest private collections of works by and about Fuller today. Part of Fuller’s filing for… Continue reading The Nestable Structural Joggled Diamond Shingles Geodesic
Addendum 2016: See BOOKS for more information on Buckminster Fuller Bibliography and other books.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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