Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

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One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity. How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide “spaceship earth” toward a sustainable future. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 3037781262

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

View: 8673

One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity. How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide “spaceship earth” toward a sustainable future.

Critical Path

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 0996827803

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

View: 3605

The masterwork of a brilliant career, and an important document of the crisis now facing mankind. Today we find ourselves in the midst of the greatest crisis in the history of the human race. Technology has placed in our hands almost unlimited power at the very moment when we have run up against the limits of our resources aboard Spaceship Earth, as the crises of the late twentieth century—political, economic, environmental, and ethical—determine whether or not humanity survives. In this masterful summing up of an entire lifetime’s thought and concern, R. Buckminster Fuller addresses these crucial issues in his most significant, accessible, and urgent work. Critical Path traces the origins and evolution of humanity’s social, political, and economic systems from the obscure mists of prehistory, through the development of the great political empires, to the vast international corporate and political systems that control our destiny today to show how we got to our present situation and what options are available to man. With his customary brilliance, extraordinary energy, and unlimited devotion, Bucky Fuller shows how mankind can survive, and how each individual can respond to the unprecedented threat we face today. The crowning achievement of an extraordinary career, Critical Path offers the reader the excitement of understanding the essential dilemmas of our time and how responsible citizens can rise to meet this ultimate challenge to our future.

Grunch* of Giants

*Gross Universe Cash Heist

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 0312351941

Category: Architecture

Page: 91

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With the appearance of Grunch of Giants, R. Buckminster Fuller consummates his literary canon, his panoramic lifetime survey of all aspects of the responsibility of human beings for their own destiny. This book is a modern allegory - his long-gestated myth-of the villainy of capitalism and the fecklessness of classic economics. For Fuller, the academic discipline of economics is irrelevant since it derives from an invalid assumption of scarcity. In fact, he has long argued that future historians of our era may subsume our business practices as a branch of mythology; thus it is not surprising that the word economic appears nowhere in his text. Fuller’s myth is no idle fairy tale, since he faces his question - the question of a technological imperative which only he could raise with the deadly seriousness of satire. That question is: Can our system of national political sovereignties and corporate profits survive the inevitable technology revolution require to obviate wars by effecting a worldwide rise in the standard of living. One of the functions of myth is to resolve contradictions in our culture. Grunch of Giants portrays the rising of multinational corporations in the paradoxical role of function both as the epitome of capitalistic selfishness and as the inadvertent vehicle for the dissolution of national political boundaries - the last deterrent to a one-world economy. The result is more subversive of the property and profit values of the capitalist system than anything dreamed of since Karl Marx. —E.J. Applewhite, collaborator with RBF on Synergetics and Synergetics 2, author of Cosmic Fishing: A Memoir of Working With R. Buckminster Fuller

Nine Chains to the Moon

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 0385011490

Category: Architecture

Page: 346

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The title derives from a statistical cartoon: “If … all of the people of the world were to stand upon one another’s shoulders, they would make nine complete chains between the earth and the moon. If it is not so far to the moon, then it is not so far to the limits—whatever, whenever or wherever they may be.” This is Fuller’s first book and one of the few he wrote as a book and not as a composite of articles, transcripts, or letters. Many of his original and lifelong metaphors and strategies were introduced in this volume. A projected final chapter, “From Bibble to Bible to Babble,” was rejected by the publishers because its concrete poetry format was deemed too radical for inclusion in a trade book. The end papers anticipate the Dymaxion airocean world map. There are five appendices documenting Fuller’s virtuosity in large patterns: (1) on the chronology of scientific events from the ancient world to 1936; (2) coincidence of U.S. population centers with isotherm of 32° F; (3) U.S. to become world’s greatest exporter; (4) world copper production and consumption; and (5) growth of U.S. industry correlated with inventions. Description by Ed Applewhite, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

And It Came to Pass — Not to Stay

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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And it Came to Pass – Not to Stay brings together a selection of Buckminster Fuller’s lyrical and philosophical best, including seven “essays” in a form he called his “ventilated prose” which address global crises and his predictions for the future. These essays, including “How Little I Know,” “What I am Trying to Do,” “Soft Revolution,” and “Ethics,” put the task of ushering in a new era of humanity in the context of “always starting with the universe.” In rare form, Fuller elegantly weaves the personal, the playful, the simple, and the profound. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

This Spaceship Earth

Author: David Houle,Tim Rumage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990563532

Category: Science

Page: 164

View: 6022

Climate Change is the single greatest threat to civilization. It is time to change our consciousness about it and move from being unaware passengers to be conscious crew members of This Spaceship Earth

Education Automation

Comprehensive Learning for Emergent Humanity

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 3037781998

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 9877

Buckminster Fuller’s prophetic 1962 book “Education Automation” brilliantly anticipated the need to rethink learning in light of a dawning revolution in informational technology – “upcoming major world industry.” Along with other essays on education, including “Breaking the Shell of Permitted Ignorance,” “Children: the True Scientists” and “Mistake Mystique” this volume presents a powerful approach for preparing ourselves to face epochal changes on spaceship earth: “whether we are going to make it or not... is really up to each one of us; it is not something we can delegate to the politicians – what kind of world are you really going to have?” Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Utopia Or Oblivion

The Prospects for Humanity

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Josh Pang

ISBN: 3037781270

Category: Architecture

Page: 447

View: 9619

This comprehensive volume contains essays derived from lectures Buckminster Fuller gave all over the world during the 1960’s. Fuller’s thesis is that humanity has the opportunity to create a world where the needs of humanity are fully met.

Earth, Inc.

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 0385018258

Category: Architecture

Page: 180

View: 5248

This book collects some of R. Buckminster Fuller’s most important recent writings on the subject of spaceship Earth: the big, interconnected, total system that is “the only one we’ve got.” These articles stress the need for considering our planet as a whole, rather than breaking it into its parts—as most of us continue to do. This theme is crucial to the thinking of Bucky Fuller, who, in addition to his many other appellations, has been called the “godfather” of the Whole Earth Catalog. “Humanity is acquiring the right technology for all the wrong reasons—and only as driven by looming wars and the fear of being annihilated by the enemy. Humanity could acquire the technology for the purpose of total success and enduring peace. We say we cannot afford it in peace times, but technology … not only pays for itself but [leads] inadvertently to the acquisition of greater wealth.” —from “Earthians’ Critical Moment” in Earth, Inc. From backflap Earth, Inc.

Guinea Pig B

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 097406050X

Category: Architecture

Page: 50

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B is for Bucky. This 50 page book is about Fuller's 56-year experiment about what one individual can accomplish for the benefit of all of humanity. It is a stand-alone reprint of an essay by Fuller which previously appeared as the introduction to the book "Inventions, The Patented Works of R. Buckminster Fuller" and in "Buckminster Fuller, Anthology for the New Millennium." Description by Buckminster Fuller Institute, courtesy of the Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

A Fuller View

Buckminster Fuller's Vision of Hope and Abundance for All

Author: L. Steven Sieden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611250091

Category: Philosophy

Page: 267

View: 1675

Innovators, authors, and thinkers provide commentary on, and simplified explanations of, futurist R. Buckminster Fuller's scientific solutions to major global issues, including overpopulation, housing, health care, and the energy crisis.

Your Private Sky

Discourse

Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller,Joachim Krausse,Claude Lichtenstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783907044940

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 6568

"In this companion volume to the "visual reader" Your Private Sky: R. Buckminster Fuller; The Art of Design Science Fuller is heard primarily through his own writings, in which he expounded his world view and his ideas about design. Essays by other authors supplement and augment the selection of Fuller texts. The book collects important unpublished works and key texts that are not easily available, choosing from all phases of his creativity, and places them in the context of an art and science of design, in the sense implied in Fuller's term design science. The selection of texts provides access to Fuller's central concepts at the point they were first developed and presents them in their earliest valid formulation. The book thus affords a genuine look into his workshop of ideas. The volume includes texts that have become classics in the philosophy of design: Fuller's first essay, "Lightful Houses," the lecture on his Dymaxion House, the first papers on synergetic geometry, and the tensegrity essay. The book also includes a facsimile of his previously unpublished basic text on the construction of geodesic domes, "Noah's Ark #2.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Intuition

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 1199341592

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

View: 958

In 1970 and 1971, Fuller was concurrently composing a poem suggested by his new Morgan sloop “Intuition” and rewriting, with my collaboration, the projected first chapter of Synergetics called “Brain and Mind.” Fuller agreed with my suggestion that this first chapter had an integrity of its own separate from the rest of the Synergetics manuscript, and he felt that both of these works had an urgency that argued for their publication at the earliest possible date. WIth the help of Bill Whitehead, our editor at Doubleday, they were combined in Intuition, the first of his two books of blank verse. Description by Ed Applewhite, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

I Seem to Be a Verb

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller,Jerome Agel,Quentin Fiore

Publisher: Gingko Press

ISBN: 9781584235958

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 786

Buckminster Fullers explorations as an architect, engineer, philosopher and futurist are extended into experimental book form through his collaboration with producer Jerome Agel and designer Quentin Fiore. I Seem to Be A Verbs utopian plans, clever insights and light-hearted musings rub elbows with revelatory and often jolting reminders that we are in motion, full of impulsive nerves, flowing blood and constant thought. This fun and challenging book is packed with images, dense layouts and narratives reading both front to back and in reverse. All this to remind us that we are verbs, not nouns! Buckminster Fuller was awarded 25 patents, invented the geodesic dome, the dymaxion car and was expelled from Harvard twice. I Seem to Be a Verb was originally published in 1970. I am convinced that creativity is a priori to the integrity of the universe and that life is regenerative and conformity meaningless. R. Buckminster Fuller.

Buckminster Fuller

Anthology for the New Millennium

Author: Thomas T. K. Zung

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312288907

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

View: 2988

Spanning the full career of Buckminster Fuller, a compelling anthology of writings by a remarkable American visionary takes readers into the mind of the man who invented the geodesic dome and coined the expression "Spaceship Earth." Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Synergetics 2

Further Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 0020926405

Category: Architecture

Page: 592

View: 2238

Synergetics 2 contains a ninety-page index to both volumes. They comprise a single work with the sequence of paragraphs numbered to dovetail in a single integrated narrative. They should eventually be published as a single work eliminating the artificial division into two volumes resulting from the chronology of their composition. E. J. Applewhite, courtesy of the Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

Humans in Universe

Author: Buckminster Fuller,Answar Dil

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110859572

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 1940