Design Academy Eindhoven: Lecture Buckminster Fuller - October2007
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Richard Buckminster Fuller extensive body of work seems to be rediscovered by every new generation, and as such his ideas and attitude still radiate the same profound radicalism as it had in the......

Richard Buckminster Fuller extensive body of work seems to be rediscovered by every new generation, and as such his ideas and attitude still radiate the same profound radicalism as it had in the 1930s and 1940s. Therefore it was interesting to lecture and discuss the man and his universe in a setting (the Design Academy) where science and technology is often a secondary or even tertiary point of interest.

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  • 1. Euphoria of Scale, Euphoria of Meta Thinking Richard Buckminster Fuller’s Multiple Science & Design Paradigms Sunday, June 21, 2009
  • 2. Machines Users engineers scientists External knowledge Internal knowledge designers Understand world Transform world Sunday, June 21, 2009
  • 3. Richard Buckminster Fuller anticipatory design scientist 1895-1983 Sunday, June 21, 2009
  • 4. anticipatory design science Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 6. Fuller’s Formative Years: the 1920s (Vertical Central Axis Structures & the 4D Principle) Sunday, June 21, 2009
  • 7. “In architecture form is a noun; in industry form is a verb.” Sunday, June 21, 2009
  • 8. The 4D principle (e=mc2) Sunday, June 21, 2009
  • 9. 26% of earth’s surface is dry land. 85% of all earth’s dry land is here shown. 86% of all dry land shown is above equator. The whole of the human family could stand on Bermuda. All crowded into England they would have 14sq. mtr. each. “United we stand, divided we fall” is correct mentally and spiritually but falacious physically or materially. 2,000,000,000 new homes will be required in the next 80 years. Richard Buckminster Fuller, 1928 Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 15. We are concerned with mooring first class habitation to the earth’s surface. Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 18. “Ferro-concrete architecture may be likened unto the plastic cocoon of the archaic worm from which will emerge the 4D butterfly.” Sunday, June 21, 2009
  • 19. dimaxion dynamism maximum ions “it just emerged” Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 26. Norman Bel Geddes Richard Buckminster Fuller Patent model car no.9, 1934 4D Car > Dymaxion Car, 1933 Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 28. Dymaxion Car no.1, july 1933 Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 32. Wichita Dwelling Machine Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 37. Fuller’s Prototypical Years: the 1940s (Discoveries and/or Inventions) Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 39. 500.000 BC - 1850 1850-1950 1950 >> (against forces) (transitional) (natural) Man on Earth: transport species Sunday, June 21, 2009
  • 40. 500.000 BC - 1850 1850-1950 1950 >> (against forces) (transitional) (natural) Man on Earth: transport species Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 42. Dymaxion World Map Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 48. Erich Haeckel - Radiolarien Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 52. “In December of 1950 the prototype of a specialized geodesic structure was built in Montreal. When the structure was completed we looked up at the blue sky through this thing and began to realize that something very pleasantly exiting was happening to us. We knew that it was light, knew that it was strong, but we did not know that it was going to do just that to a blue sky.” Richard Buckminster Fuller Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 56. Fuller’s ‘Landed’ Years: the 1950s and 1960s The Geodesic Domes (Blessings of the Cold War) Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 72. Fuller’s Late Years: the 1960s and 1970s “Eminence Grise” (Usurping the Legacy, Enhancing the Legacy) Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 80. Nicolas Grimshaw - Eden project, Cornwall UK Sunday, June 21, 2009
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  • 87. “Reshape the Environment; don’t try to reshape Man.” Sunday, June 21, 2009