Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

View: 2108

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: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

View: 2187

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

Your Private Sky

Discourse

Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

ISBN: 9783907044957

Category: Aufsatzsammlung - Fuller, Richard Buckminster - Architektur

Page: 336

View: 5927

Dieses Buch ergAnzt den Band "Your Private Sky: Design als Kunst einer Wissenschaft" und gibt einen authentischen Einblick in die Entwicklung der architektonischen, technischen und anthropologischen Konzepte Fullers. Dieser "Poet der Technologie" war als Ingenieur ein Dichter, als Designer ein Denker, als Forscher ein KA1/4nstler, dessen schriftlicher Nachlass einen enormen Umfang aufweist - darunter Texte von visionArer Bedeutung, von hoher Konsistenz, eindringlicher Sprachkraft und nicht zuletzt drAngender AktualitAt. "Bucky" war ein Navigator im wissenschaftlichen, kulturellen und sozialen Netzwerk - einer der grossen Beweger dieses Jahrhunderts. Einige Texte werden hier erstmals verAffentlicht: z.B. sein erstes programmatisches Manuskript "Lightful Houses" (1928), eine aufschlussreiche Vortragsmitschrift zum "Dymaxion House" (1929), sein Brief an Einstein (1944) oder das Konvolut "Noah's Ark II" (1951).

Utopia Or Oblivion

The Prospects for Humanity

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Josh Pang

ISBN: 3037781270

Category: Architecture

Page: 447

View: 3109

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.

A View from the Bridge of Spaceship Earth

Reflections on the Thoughts and Teachings of R. Buckminster Fuller a Guidebook

Author: Gerard J. Senick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546397199

Category:

Page: 92

View: 2559

In this volume, we will have the company of R. Buckminster Fuller through his classic book Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth. Many of us may have read this work when it first appeared between the Summer of Love during the escalation of the Vietnam War in 1967 and the Kent State Shootings in Kent, Ohio, during a campus protest in 1970. The words of Fuller, meaningful for those times, are just as relevant today. --John F. Sase, Ph.D.

Environmental Systems Studies

A Macroscope for Understanding and Operating Spaceship Earth

Author: Hidefumi Imura

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431541268

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 151

View: 4662

The environmental field is deep and wide. In the flood of information, how can people understand the underlying causes of what they hear about the environment from newspapers and television? This book was originally published in Japanese, with the aim of providing basic information about the ideas and methods to see and understand the interconnection between nature and human activities from a systematic point of view. The author subsequently prepared an English version of the same material for use as a textbook for the Global Environmental Leaders Program at Nagoya University, where he taught many students from Asia and Europe. The book covers diverse environmental issues such as climatic change, biodiversity preservation, energy conservation, and resource recycling. Readers can learn common methods of analysis and thinking to identify the core essence of economic and ecological interdependence, to look at problems from an overarching perspective, and to consider countermeasures to be taken.

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199208956

Category: Reference

Page: 479

View: 6942

More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.

Technik - Macht - Raum

Das Topologische Manifest im Kontext interdisziplinärer Studien

Author: Andreas Brenneis,Oliver Honer,Sina Keesser,Annette Ripper,Silke Vetter-Schultheiß

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658151544

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

View: 7880

Im Topologischen Manifest sind die Ergebnisse des Forschungsprojekts „Topologie der Technik“ auf prägnante Weise dargelegt. Der spatial turn analysierte die Produktion des Raumes durch soziale Praktiken, jedoch ohne die Einbettung jener Praktiken in technische Systeme zu berücksichtigen. Angesichts der Bedeutung technisierter Räume für das heutige Leben ist dieser Mangel akut. In diesem Band sind neben dem Manifest Beiträge aus verschiedenen Disziplinen versammelt, um Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer Topologie der Technik auszuloten. Ausgehend von einem modalen Machtbegriff wird nach technogener Formation und Transformation von Räumen gefragt, nach der Konzeptionalisierung relationaler Räume als Struktur- oder Netzphänomenen und der Rolle von Imagination für raumbildende Prozesse. Der InhaltDie interdisziplinären Beiträge gruppieren und positionieren sich um und auf unterschiedliche Weise zum Topologischen Manifest sowie den darin niedergelegten Raumthesen und -typen. Sie reichen von raumtheoretischen Überlegungen und den Besonderheiten relationaler Räume über historische und praxeologische Abhandlungen zur Performanz von Orten bis hin zur Analyse spezifischer Räume wie virtuellen und textuellen Räumen, Sicherheits- und Möglichkeitsräumen oder der Kryosphäre. Die Autorinnen und Autoren erforschen Praktiken, Dynamiken und Zustandsbedingungen im Beziehungsgefüge zwischen Technik, Macht und Raum. Die ZielgruppenForschende auf den Gebieten der Raum- und Technikphilosophie, -soziologie, -geschichte sowie alle interessierten Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler Die HerausgeberDie Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber sind Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden im Forschungsprojekt „Topologie der Technik“ in Darmstadt.

Programme und Manifeste zur Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: N.A

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602786

Category: Architecture

Page: 181

View: 803

Der erste Band der Bauwelt Fundamente versammelt 34 Texte von Architekten und Architekturtheoretikern, die das Bauen in den ersten sechs Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts nachhaltig gestaltet und geprägt haben. 1963 von Ulrich Conrads, dem damaligen Chefredakteur der Bauwelt, zusammengestellt und kommentiert, bietet diese Sammlung von Programmen, Grundsätzen und Manifesten zur Architektur der Moderne auch heute noch eine Grundlage für das Verständnis und die Auseinandersetzung mit der Praxis und der Theorie des Bauens im vergangenen Jahrhundert. Mit Texten von van de Velde, Loos, Wright, van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Gropius, Buckminster Fuller, Hollein, Friedman, u.a. sind die Protagonisten des architektonischen Schaffens im 20. Jahrhundert vertreten. 50 Jahre nach Erscheinen ist mit dieser Sammlung von Quellentexten auch ein historisches Dokument der (Selbst-)Reflexion der Architektur wieder lieferbar.

Das Raumschiff Erde hat keinen Notausgang

Energie und Politik im Anthropozän

Author: Paul J. Crutzen,Mike Davis,Michael D. Mastrandrea,Stephen H. Schneider,Peter Sloterdijk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518061763

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 113

View: 6816

And it came to pass--not to stay

Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller,Jaime Snyder

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

View: 9810

Buckminster Fuller (1895ā1983) was an architect, engineer, geometrician, cartographer, philosopher, futurist, inventor of the famous geodesic dome, and one of the most brilliant thinkers of his time. For more than five decades, he set forth his comprehensive perspective on the worldās problems in numerous essays, which offer an illuminating insight into the intellectual universe of this renaissance man.ā These texts remain surprisingly topical even today, decades after their initial publication.While Fuller wrote the works in the 1960ās and 1970ās, they could not be more timely: like desperately needed time-capsules of wisdom for the critical moment he foresaw, and in which we find ourselves. Long out of print, they are now being published again, together with commentary by Jaime Snyder, the grandson of Buckminster Fuller. Designed for a new generation of readers, Snyder prepared these editions with supplementary material providing background on the texts, factual updates, and interpretation of his visionary ideas.Initially published in 1969, and one of Fullerās 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, and the principles for avoiding extinction and āexercising our option to make itā. 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 āspaceship earthā toward a sustainable future.And it Came to Pass ā Not to Stay brings together Buckminster Fullerās lyrical and philosophical best, including seven āessaysā in a form he called his āventilated proseā, and as always addressing the current global crisis and his predictions for the future. These essays, including āHow Little I Know,ā āWhat I am Trying to Doā, āSoft Revolutionā, and āEthicsā, put the task of ushering in a new era of humanity in the context of āalways starting with the universe.ā In rare form, Fuller elegantly weaves the personal, the playful, the simple, and the profound.Utopia or Oblivion is a provocative blueprint for the future. This comprehensive volume is composed of essays derived from the lectures he gave all over the world during the 1960ās. Fullerās thesis is that humanity ā for the first time in its history ā has the opportunity to create a world where the needs of 100% of humanity are met. This is Fuller in his prime, relaying his urgent message for earthians critical moment and presenting pioneering solutions which reflect his commitment to the potential of innovative design to create technology that does āmore with lessā and thereby improves human lives . . . ā This is what man tends to call utopia. It's a fairly small word, but inadequate to describe the extraordinary new freedom of man in a new relationship to universe - the alternative of which is oblivionā. Buckminster Fuller.

World Class

Teaching and Learning in Global Times

Author: William Gaudelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113563954X

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 438

How have school curricula been affected by the ripple effects of globalization? How do teachers and students attempt to understand their complex world? Most states require world teaching in some form, yet little is known about how teachers and students engage in this critical curricular area. World Class: Teaching and Learning in Global Times directly fills this need by providing a detailed, inside look at global education in three high schools. The data from the study, drawn from extensive interviews and observations, illustrate the daily challenges and complexities of global teaching and learning. Comprehensive yet scholarly, this volume: *raises thought-provoking questions for both theorists and practitioners; *addresses controversial issues embedded in global education and throughout the social studies curriculum, such as the tension between universalism and cultural relativism, the problematic nature of identity in classroom discourse, and the apparent duality of national and global loyalties; *connects issues particular to global education with wider scholarship in education; *examines the interplay of theory and practice in global education and, more broadly, the social sciences; and *provides an exploratory and provocative look at dimensions of global civics, with an analysis of the events of 9/11/01 and how they have shaped global perspectives about living as one planet. The book is organized in three parts--contexts, problems, and alternatives. Contexts allows readers to consider global education from multiple perspectives: teacher, student, administrator, community member, and scholar. Problems focuses on pedagogical challenges associated with global education. Alternatives provides reflection points that encourage readers to consider different ways we might converse about global teaching and learning. Written for scholars, practitioners, and students in social studies, curriculum and instruction, global/multicultural education, and related fields, World Class: Teaching and Learning in Global Times is an excellent text for preservice and graduate-level courses in these areas.

Phonons in Nanostructures

Author: Michael A. Stroscio,Mitra Dutta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139430326

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 2697

This book focuses on the theory of phonon interactions in nanoscale structures with particular emphasis on modern electronic and optoelectronic devices. The continuing progress in the fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures with lower dimensional features has led to devices with enhanced functionality and even novel devices with new operating principles. The critical role of phonon effects in such semiconductor devices is well known. There is therefore a great need for a greater awareness and understanding of confined phonon effects. A key goal of this book is to describe tractable models of confined phonons and how these are applied to calculations of basic properties and phenomena of semiconductor heterostructures. The level of presentation is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students in physics and engineering with some background in quantum mechanics and solid state physics or devices. A basic understanding of electromagnetism and classical acoustics is assumed.

IDRC

40 Years of Ideas, Innovation, and Impact

Author: Bruce Muirhead,Ronald N. Harpelle

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554587573

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

View: 9555

The book focuses on the International Development Research Centre as a unique institution that has funded research in the developing South—research proposed and undertaken by Southern researchers—and how, as a result, it has had tremendous impact despite a relatively small budget. The IDRC is much better known in the developing South than in Canada; in many of the roughly 150 countries in which it has provided research funding it has contributed to creating a very positive image of Canada. The centre’s arms-length relationship with Canadian government assistance provides it with enormous freedom and flexibility—it was established in 1970 with its own act under the Trudeau government. The IDRC board is one-half international and one-half Canadian and is the only governmental agency in the world that has this structure, giving them unique insight into Southern development issues. One of the IDRC’s founding principles was its insistence on having Southern researchers decide which projects would be put forward for possible funding, and much care has been taken to avoid “research imperialism” or “colonialism.” An analysis of the path less travelled, but which IDRC found amenable, is fundamental to this history of the centre, and the book highlights the decisions, ideas, and practices that flow from this basic premise.

Holistic Pedagogy

The Self and Quality Willed Learning

Author: Carlo Ricci,Conrad P. Pritscher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331914944X

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 754

This book illuminates what must always be at the heart of powerful schooling and authentic learning. Its focus is on free learning, with an emphasis on early East Asian thought as a vehicle through which learning may emerge. The volume describes learning as helping the learner become more conscious, more aware. As such the authors explain how quality learning encompasses all learning that is chosen by the learner. It is non-judgmental and their idea is that if learning is done by choice then direct harm will be mitigated because quality, willed learning is not just about the individual, but includes others — it is community focused as well as self-determined. In the first part of the volume the authors look specifically at how quality willed learning can inform the state and how it can protect the rights of children. The second part looks at what quality willed learning can mean to leaders. In the last part the authors look at what it can mean for teachers and finally what it can mean for the learners themselves.

The Moon in the Nautilus Shell

Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered

Author: Daniel B. Botkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019997697X

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 7199

Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives. Poised to be a core text of the twenty-first century environmental movement, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell challenges us to think critically about our role in nature.

Die Erfindung der Globalisierung

Entstehung und Wandel eines zeitgeschichtlichen Grundbegriffs

Author: Olaf Bach

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593398486

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 3046

Der Begriff der Globalisierung wird erst seit der Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts verwendet. Wie er entstand und sich im Lauf der Zeit veränderte, vollzieht Olaf Bach hier begriffsgeschichtlich nach. Er zeigt, wann und warum der Terminus zur Beschreibung eines Prozesses plausibel wurde und welche politischen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Phänomene es damit neu zu begreifen galt. Dabei rekonstruiert er die sozialgeschichtliche, imaginäre und temporale Bedeutung des Begriffs, der unser heutiges Bild der einen Welt, ihres Gewordenseins und ihrer Zukunft prägt.