R. Buckminster Fuller


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United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)

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At 75 R. Buckminster Fuller still moves amongst us with the enthusiasm of a child.
"Unity is plural, and at minimum two." (R. Buckminster Fuller)
Caspar and Klug were prepared for this leap, in part, by the then-new architectural concept of the geodesic dome conceived by R. Buckminster Fuller. In their viral version, the two scientists claimed that they could account for all viruses that have icosahedral symmetry, no matter what their size, using one simple recipe: Place one pentagon at each of the 12 sites of fivefold symmetry and then fill the rest of the shell with hexagonal units.
With: R. Buckminster Fuller, Mike Davis, Leonard D.
His thinking and writings were brought to life in the one-man spoken word, multi-media stage performance, "R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe." A controversial figure, Buckminster Fuller--visionary, engineer and philosopher--lived his life as a self-described seeker of "The truth about everything." Hailed by Einstein as a most amazing young man, Fuller, with 28 patents, is best known for the invention of the geodesic dome--the lightest, strongest, and most cost-effective structure ever devised.
Practitioners of humanism have included such well-known figures as Margaret Sanger, Isaac Asimov, Julian Huxley, R. Buckminster Fuller, Carl Sagan, Ashley Montague, Ted Turner, Steve Allen, and Bertrand Russell.
As the author states, "R. Buckminster Fuller intentionally worked 50 years ahead of his time.
* Consider dramatic alternatives to the operating principles of capitalist society and study them scientifically, as modeled by R. Buckminster Fuller in his lifelong experiment to "comprehensively protect, support, and advantage all humanity instead of committing my efforts to the exclusive advantages of my dependents, myself, my country, my team."[2]
R. Buckminster Fuller, a noted architect, developed plans to mass produce houses using 1920s designs and technology.
--Excerpt from R. Buckminster Fuller's "No More Secondhand God," 1940
Snyder produced or directed more than a half-dozen biographical documentaries over his career, tackling subjects as varied as his own father-in-law futurist R. Buckminster Fuller author Henry Miller and cellist Pablo Casals.
The Nobel prize was awarded in 1996 to their discoverers, who had formally named the molecule buckminsterfullerene for its resemblance to the geodesic domes of architect R. Buckminster Fuller.
The only existing prototype of R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House is to be restored and displayed at the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.
The top five also includes R. Buckminster Fuller, an architect and theorist who taught at Southern Illinois University; Percy Lavon Julian, who pioneered large-scale synthesis of medicines from plants; and Andrew Moyer, a key figure in discovering how to produce penicillin in large amounts.
J HEARD R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER SPEAK at UCLA years ago, when I was in my early twenties.