23 June 2008

Dymaxion Man: The Visions Of Buckminster Fuller

This is a great article by Elizabeth Kolbert and a positively great statement regarding an incredible mind:

"Fuller’s schemes often had the hallucinatory quality associated with science fiction (or mental hospitals). It concerned him not in the least that things had always been done a certain way in the past. In addition to flying cars, he imagined mass-produced bathrooms that could be installed like refrigerators; underwater settlements that would be restocked by submarine; and floating communities that, along with all their inhabitants, would hover among the clouds. Most famously, he dreamed up the geodesic dome."

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