Friday, 5 August 2011

Everything I Know (1975)

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. Autobiographical in parts, Fuller recounts his own personal history in the context of the history of science and industrialization.
The stories behind his Dymaxion car, geodesic domes, World Game and integration of science and humanism are lucidly communicated with continuous reference to his synergetic geometry. Permeating the entire series is his unique comprehensive design approach to solving the problems of the world. Some of the topics Fuller covered in this wide ranging discourse include: architecture, design, philosophy, education, mathematics, geometry, cartography, economics, history, structure, industry, housing and engineering.
Here's the full 42 hours of audio.


The View from Mt. Pelion said...

It is said (although, I don't know how much truth there is to this. Still, I choose to believe it) that written exams in ancient China - where it's reckoned they were first practised - consisted not of questions, but of one command: Write down Everything You Know.

Can't wait to find out how Bucky's exam went.

Everyone: Hail the efforts of The Croaker and do not take them for granted.

The Croaker said...

This is the only complete version of the 42 hours on the web (you will find this version in other choice spots)

The video (although monged and incomplete, 3hr 21min shy of the 42 can be viewed here...

As haggard as it is the visuals are helpful for the majority of this.

I posted these audios to fill the gaps and as tribute to the B-dog.