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The Approximately Omnidirectional Ephemeralization of Richard Buckminster Fuller

I will be delivering a new version of my one-hour lecture The Approximately Omnidirectional Ephemeralization of Richard Buckminster Fuller this weekend in Portland, Oregon.

When: 6pm Sunday 30 November 2008.

Where: Portland Center Stage, 128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

Cost: Free! (but buy a ticket and stay for the play after my lecture).

Immediately after my lecture is a performance of R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE. I have seen this play several times and this production several times. I encourage everyone to please see this play!

- Trevor Blake

Trevor Blake is the author of the Buckminster Fuller Bibliography, available at synchronofile.com

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 Uncategorized

Dymaxion Portland

Coming up on Monday, November 10 in the Ellyn Bye Studio: DYMAXION PORTLAND.

A conversation about regional resources with David Bragdon (Metro), John Haines (Mercy Corps NW), Jill Fuglister (Coalition for a Livable Future) and Lawrence Wallack (PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs).

Join some of Portland’s leading thinkers and policy-makers for a discussion on the region’s “Spaceship Earth” challenges (like open spaces and environmental stewardship, renewable energy population growth, equity, sustainable development, climate change, hunger and affordable/adequate shelter). Presented in conjunction with Portland Center Stage’s production of R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE.

Also: “The Approximately Omnidirectional Ephemeralization of Richard Buckminster Fuller” with Trevor Blake
Sunday, November 30, 6 pm (Mezzanine).  One of Portland’s resident Buckminster Fuller scholars presents an innovative meditation on the man who urged us all to “do more with less.”

DYMAXION PORTLAND
Monday, November 10, 7:30 pm
Ellyn Bye Studio, Gerding Theater at the Armory (Free and open to the public)
For more information: [email protected]| www.pcs.org

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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 Uncategorized

R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE

Portland Center Stage is presenting R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE written and directed by D. W. Jacobs from the life work and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller. The play will run from October to December 2008. I had the good fortune to see this play in Seattle in 2001 and again in Portland on opening night in 2008. I cannot recommend it highly enough.   This play is true to Bucky while being an engaging performance in itself.  I will be speaking before the play on Sunday 30 November 2008. The following is from the PCS Web site, where tickets for the show are available for sale. - Trevor Blake

Does humanity have the chance to endure successfully on planet Earth, and if so, how? This is the question framed by Buckminster Fuller, the engineer, designer, poet, and philosopher who, among other things, was Mensa’s second president and invented the geodesic dome. Join us for an unforgettable journey inside one of the most remarkable minds of the 20th century in a one-man show that blends videos, lectures, poetry and a healthy dash of humanist humor. A hero of the sustainability movement, Bucky framed many of the great ideas of his time and ours. This is your chance to get to know the man behind the world-saving mission.

[Also,] join us for a series of free panel presentations and informal discussions about Bucky’s design principles and what they mean to the future of Portland, featuring leaders of Portland’s design and sustainability communities.

Trevor Blake: The Approximately Omnidirectional Ephemeralization of Richard Buckminster Fuller.  Sunday, November 30, 6 pm (Mezzanine). One of Portland’s resident Buckminster Fuller scholars, presents an innovative meditation on the man who urged us all to “do more with less.”

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Saturday, October 25th, 2008 Uncategorized

About

[1] The synchronofile is a private collection of printed work by and about R. Buckminster Fuller, owned by Trevor Blake and located in Portland, OR USA. Access to researchers available by appointment. [2] synchronofile.com is a publisher of works by and about R. Buckminster Fuller.