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  1. 1. SCI 1030Lecture slides 5<br />I Balcom<br />
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  3. 3. Bioregionalism is a political, cultural, and environmental system or set of views based on naturally-defined areas called bioregions, or ecoregions<br />The bioregionalist perspective opposes a homogeneous economy and consumer culture with its lack of stewardship towards the environment<br />
  4. 4. Ensure that political boundaries match ecological boundaries.<br />Highlight the unique ecology of the bioregion.<br />Encourage consumption of local foods where possible.<br />Encourage the use of local materials where possible.<br />Encourage the cultivation of native plants of the region.<br />Encourage sustainability in harmony with the bioregion.<br />The term appears to have originated in work by Peter Berg and Raymond Dasmann in the early 1970s<br />
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  9. 9. What leads to scientific discovery?<br />Inside the Box<br />Careful, methodical, sequential experimentation and study <br />Outside the Box<br />Free, open-minded, creativity.<br />
  10. 10. Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller<br />born on July 12, 1895, in Milton, Massachusetts,<br /> Spending much of his youth on Bear Island, in Penobscot Bay off the coast of Maine<br />Struggled in school<br />
  11. 11. Fuller was sent to Milton Academy, in Massachusetts, and after that, began studying at Harvard. <br />He was expelled from Harvard twice: first for spending all his money partying with a vaudeville troupe, and then, after having been readmitted, for his "irresponsibility and lack of interest." By his own appraisal, he was a non-conforming misfit in the fraternity environment<br />
  12. 12. By age 32, Fuller was bankrupt and jobless, living in public, low-income housing in Chicago, Illinois. <br />In 1922,Fuller's young daughter Alexandra died from complications from polio and spinal meningitis. <br />Allegedly, he felt responsible and this caused him to become drunk frequently and to contemplate suicide for a while. <br />He finally chose to embark on "an experiment, to find what a single individual [could] contribute to changing the world and benefiting all humanity.<br />
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  14. 14. Dymaxion Car<br />
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  16. 16. Geodesic Dome<br />Although Fuller was not the original inventor, he developed the intrinsic mathematics of the dome, thereby allowing popularization of the idea — for which he received a U.S. patent in 1954<br />
  17. 17. The geodesic dome appealed to Fuller because it was extremely strong for its weight, its "omnitriangulated" surface provided an inherently stable structure, and because a sphere encloses the greatest volume for the least surface area<br />
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  19. 19. The DymaxionChronofile is Buckminster Fuller's attempt to document his life as completely as possible. <br />He created a very large scrapbook in which he documented his life every 15 minutes from 1920 to 1983. <br />The scrapbook contains copies of all correspondence, bills, notes, sketches, and clippings from newspapers. The total collection is estimated to be 270 feet (80 m) worth of paper. <br />This is said to be the most documented human life in history.<br />
  20. 20. "There is no energy crisis, only a crisis of ignorance."<br />Fuller coined to mean "doing more with less“<br />Buckminster Fuller was one of the first to propagate a systemic worldview, and he explored principles of energy and material efficiency in the fields of architecture, engineering and design. <br />He cited François de Chardenedes' opinion that petroleum, from the standpoint of its replacement cost out of our current energy "budget" (essentially, the net incoming solar flux), had cost nature "over a million dollars" per U.S. gallon (US$300,000 per litre) to produce. <br />From this point of view, its use as a transportation fuel by people commuting to work represents a huge net loss compared to their earnings<br />
  21. 21. Fullerene<br />