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Next Previous Contents Christopher J. Fearnley, cjf@CJFearnley.com v.1.4.0, 6 November 2002 This is the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQ) Resource on R.
Description The papers of this 20th century polymath contain his personal archive the Dymaxion Chronofile, manuscripts, drawings and audio-visual materials relating to his career as an architect, mathematician, inventor and social critic. Background Richard Buckminster Fuller was born July 12, 1895, in Milton, Mass. Fuller was descended from a long line of New England Nonconformists, the most famous being his great-aunt, the Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller. Fuller's father died when he was a child, and the young Bucky-as he was known throughout his life-grew up in genteel but straightened circumstances.
Blog and Twitter Feeds Basic Biography 3 Page Bio of CJ Fearnley . I am born Christopher J. Fearnley in Troy, NY, US, on the planet Earth to John Albert Fearnley and Marilyn Jean Fearnley. I teach chess lessons to first graders for my first job.
This is a slightly updated version of the original as published in Vol. 6 No. 3 (Autumn 1991) of Trimtab . Reading Synergetics: Some Tips Synergetics has lucid, clear passages and very difficult passages. Both occur in each chapter.
Readings | Topics | Domes | Map | Links Synergetics is a philosophy wherein geometric concepts serve as central metaphors. Scenarios, perhaps rendered as computer animations, provide a glue language, a visual vocabulary serving to complement the thousand-plus, often densely worded passages.
Synergetics is the empirical study of systems in transformation, with an emphasis on total system behavior unpredicted by the behavior of any isolated components, including humanity’s role as both participant and observer. Since systems are identifiable at every scale from the quantum level to the cosmic, and humanity both articulates the behavior of these systems and is composed of these systems, synergetics is a very broad discipline, and embraces a broad range of scientific and philosophical studies including tetrahedral and close-packed-sphere geometries, thermodynamics , chemistry , psychology , biochemistry , economics , philosophy and theology . Despite a few mainstream endorsements such as articles by Arthur Loeb and the naming of a molecule “buckminsterfullerene,” synergetics remains an iconoclastic subject ignored by most traditional curricula and academic departments.
R. Buckminster Fuller once wrote "Don't try to make me consistent. I am learning all the time." Admittedly, I am trying to make Fuller consistent. I have been studying Fuller's work for several years and I am now in the process of making my notes available through these web pages.
The following is a list of errors, misprints and, I hope, corrections to Fuller's Synergetics books. Most of these entries were identified by Chris Fearnley and myself back in (about) 1991. But I have added some things since then. If you have other corrections to the Synergetics books please send me an e-mail note and I will add your items to this list. Ed Applewhite has recently reviewed some notes made by R.
I have been asked to clarify Fuller's Synergetic Constant and how it is used to convert the Cube based volume equations of the polyhedra into Synergetics Tetrahedron based volume equations. By "Tetrahedron based volume" I mean that the Tetrahedron is defined to be the unit of volumetric measurement, not the Cube. As I understand it, you need to do 3 things to convert to Synergetics accounting: 1) Identify where in the polyhedron the Tetrahedron edge occurs.
"For the first time in history it is now possible to take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. Only ten years agao the 'more with less' technology reached the point where this could be done. All humanity now has the option of becoming enduringly successful." - Buckminster Fuller, 1980. R. Buckminster Fuller, known by his friends as "Bucky", has undeniably been one of the key innovators in the 20th century. He is known as a philosopher, thinker, visionary, inventor, architect, engineer, mathematician, poet, cosmologist, and more.