Buckminster Fuller

synergetics

A 21st Century 'Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth'

The strange story of a decades-long quest to recreate Earth in miniature and why it’s integral to our future as a species on and off the planet.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.10.17
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

The Uberwomen Who Beat Sleep

Tired of sleeping, a pair of women ended up starting the Uberman movement.
Elizabeth Preston
1.22.16
Features

Inflatable Architecture That Doesn't Blow

What does the future of architecture look like? For four young designers living in Providence, it’s time to blow everything up.
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower
6.23.15
Art

Electronic Music Sounds Better Inside an LED-Filled Geodesic Dome

Using both avant-gardist and smart architecture—and experimental sound—artists in Montreal create a disruptive, generative A/V environment.
Benoit Palop
5.6.15
Travel

Weed Pizza and AK-47s: My Summer Vacation in Cambodia

I came to Cambodia to live out the dream I had entertained since my days as a young boy watching endless action movies and filling my youthful hours with GI Joes and Nerf guns: I was going to shoot an AK-47.
Karl Hess
8.21.14
Culture

In Appreciation of Geodesic Domes

A new data centre uses a geodesic dome design for maximum energy efficiency.
Victoria Turk
8.19.14
Power

A Last-Ditch, Defiant Effort to Save Buckyballs

Zen Magnets vows to fight "until triumph, or until a glorious death of insolvency on the legal battlefield."
Ben Richmond
8.5.14
Culture

Recalling Buckyballs

The Buckminster Fuller-inspired magnets can't be sold, and shouldn't be owned, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Ben Richmond
7.18.14
Design

Take A Glittering Tour Through Amsterdam's Light Festival

The city on the water gets illuminated for the holidays.
Laura Feinstein
12.17.13
Motherboard Blog

Discovery: The Largest Molecules in Space Look Like Soccer Balls: Video

The Spitzer Space Telescope has located some elusive carbon molecules floating in space. Called "Buckyballs," due to their resemblance to architect Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes, these three-dimensional, molecules are composed of 60 carbon atoms...
ALEX PASTERNACK
7.26.10