(dymaxion projection)

“The Dymaxion Map is the only flat map of the entire surface of the earth that reveals our planet as it really is an island in one ocean without any visible distortion of the relative shapes and sizes of the land areas, and without splitting any continents.”

'tensional integrity.' Tensegrity structures rely on on tension and compresssion for structual integrity. All natural forms, from atoms to galaxies and human bodies contain tensional (pulling) and compressional (pushing) components.

a brief paper on building models of artificial ocean protzoa http://www.georgehart.com/radiolaria/radiolaria.html

(see also notes in Second Skin)

“During the last two weeks of January 1975 Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life's work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of Fuller's major inventions and discoveries from the 1927 Dymaxion house, car and bathroom, through the Wichita House, geodesic domes, and tensegrity structures, as well as the contents of Synergetics.” annotated/transcribed at http://memeticdrift.net/bucky/


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