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Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller's Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975)

Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller's Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975)
Think of the name Buckminster Fuller, and you may think of a few oddities of mid-twentieth-century design for living: the Dymaxion House, the Dymaxion Car, the geodesic dome. But these artifacts represent only a small fragment of Fuller’s life and work as a self-styled “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist.” In his decades-long project of developing and furthering his worldview — an elaborate humanitarian framework involving resource conservation, applied geometry, and neologisms like “tensegrity,” “ephemeralization,” and “omni-interaccommodative” — the man wrote over 30 books, registered 28 United States patents, and kept a diary documenting his every fifteen minutes. In January 1975, Fuller sat down to deliver the twelve lectures that make up Everything I Know, all captured on video and enhanced with the most exciting bluescreen technology of the day. Parts 1-12 on the Internet Archive: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Parts 1-6 on YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Related Content:

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Bucky 4 Kids!!! The purpose of this "Inven-toy" is to learn about Bucky Fuller and his works in a fun and exploratory way. I would be very interested in any feedback anyone has about using this in any way. Contents: Introductory Monograph by Bill Paton BUCKYSHAPES Monograph 2 CUTOUT Dymaxion Maps--Use one for a jigsaw. CUTOUT DYMAXION CARS Graph Paper 30 Straws 12 Pipecleaners Large Rubber Band Spherical Balloon Series of Photos.