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November 13, 2005 7:08 AM   Subscribe

Everything I Know-Buckminster Fuller 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 (audio and text available) 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.
posted by Enron Hubbard (24 comments total)

 
For God's sake, correct the title of this posting, which has no news value and doesn't belong on the front page.
posted by joeclark at 8:08 AM on November 13, 2005


Yeah, and take the chains off those fire exits!

Great links...too bad they're not in mp3! I'd love to throw this on the ole ipod without having to do all sorts of converting.
posted by nevercalm at 8:33 AM on November 13, 2005


The title is a little screwed up. But, huh? Front page? I may be wrong about this but there is only the front page for posts, joeclark. Perhaps you are thinking of digg.

Anyway, excellent post. We need more Bucky. However we need far far far less real media format audio. And I think Buckminster himself would agree.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 8:37 AM on November 13, 2005


too bad they're not in mp3!

A comment I wrote about converting realaudio to mp3.
posted by callmejay at 8:53 AM on November 13, 2005


Could I just say (1) good links (I think geodesic domes are ingenious, but was not aware of some of the lesser known stuff).

However, (2) What's the point of typing exactly the same intro text your first FP link connects to? This isn't the first offense I've seen--others do it too--but geez...can't you then move on to something like "This collection of BF lectures from 1975 includes...." etc.

Otherwise your text comes off as, well, kinda plagiarized. Not to mention repetitive.

Nevertheless, I've flagged the Bucky page and will be reading more.
posted by MiHail at 8:56 AM on November 13, 2005


Thanks for the post. Buckminister is a giant
posted by hortense at 9:31 AM on November 13, 2005


which has no news value and doesn't belong on the front page.

No news value? Jesus Fucking Christ, this is not supposed to be a news site.
posted by signal at 10:39 AM on November 13, 2005


er.. Buckminster. Grunch of Giants contains economics.
posted by hortense at 10:41 AM on November 13, 2005


Getting advice on how to make a FPP from MiHail.. wow..
posted by rajbot at 10:45 AM on November 13, 2005


Nice post. More people reading Buckminster Fuller => better society.

There's always someone these days complaining about every post, often for the most spurious of reasons... is it some sort of conspiracy to frighten people into not contributing?
posted by cleardawn at 11:50 AM on November 13, 2005


I thought the link was important enough not to mess it up with a personal slant, and thought that the intro said what was necessary. I just wanted to share with those who might appreciate Mr. Fuller. Sorry if you didn't like it.

Bite me.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 1:21 PM on November 13, 2005


Huh. I woulda guessed that first comment was being sarcastic about the general nature of posts on the front page, especially when coming from user #250.
posted by LionIndex at 3:23 PM on November 13, 2005


I for one appreciated this post. I found the personal anecdotes and observations to be highly profound, yet full of common sense. Also, the irony of joeclark's complaint just kills me.
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 3:27 PM on November 13, 2005


Well, Jesus fucking Christ or not, assembling a bunch of old links does not a MetaFilter front-page post make.

Then again, perhaps I am merely living in the good old days when something like that would appear on one's own personal Weblog rather than a group Weblog.

Should anyone not be following along, by the way, it is possible to create and blog about a new Web site about an old subject, e.g., a dead futurist. The first link given in this post has a prominent copyright date of 1997. So indeed, dear friends, no news value.
posted by joeclark at 3:37 PM on November 13, 2005


joeclark's been here forever (even before me) but seems to have forgotten that it's the best of the web we seek regardless of production date. Enron, good choice of material, and making the FPP text a quote from one of the links is one acceptable presentation style, which as you say, removes you from the role of introducing a bias. I'm just surprised the title hasn't been fixed.
posted by dhartung at 3:49 PM on November 13, 2005


Nice post!
posted by shoepal at 7:12 PM on November 13, 2005


I remember reading an essay by (stewart brand?) complaining about the domes that the NoCal hippies had been promoting for so long--just how difficult they were to actually live in, and how everything had to be custom-built due to the shape. and the leaks. I still like them.
posted by craniac at 8:27 PM on November 13, 2005


I finally figured out what all the fuss was about concerning the "Title" of the post. I typed in the title using Buckminster instead of Bucky and it looked like it truncated the text, so I erased and re-wrote the shorter "Bucky". Guess I was wrong.

If there is a way for me to fix this, I can't find it. Can somebody help so I don't make the same mistake again?
posted by Enron Hubbard at 4:07 AM on November 14, 2005


Whoa! Excellent post!
posted by OmieWise at 4:28 AM on November 14, 2005


"There's always someone these days complaining about every post, often for the most spurious of reasons... is it some sort of conspiracy to frighten people into not contributing?
posted by cleardawn at 11:50 AM PST on November 13 [!]"

Lots of folks buy into the style over substance fallacy.
Me? I’ll take sloppy but nourishing over ornate but empty any time.
In this particular case much more so, I’ve been a Bucky Fuller fan since waaaay back. Thanks, Enron Hubbard.
posted by Smedleyman at 8:23 AM on November 14, 2005


I cannot fucking believe folk are moaning about this post, it's an absolute corker! (Especially MiHail - that's some brass neck, pal).

Thanks ever so much Enron, I've just finished downloading the first session video, and it's a joy to behold. (Also I'll pass on thanks from a non-member friend who just texted me to say 'I just literally screamed with joy!' after I mailed him the link!)
posted by jack_mo at 5:03 PM on November 14, 2005


Thanks very much, Enron Hubbard. I'm on the spaceship!
posted by mrgrimm at 5:34 PM on November 14, 2005


Great post--this is exactly what Metafilter is for (said user 17705 to user 250, impudently),
posted by LarryC at 6:16 PM on November 14, 2005


I can't decide which is better - More Buckminster Fuller, or the hilarious bitching & moaning from JoeClark. Well played, all around!
posted by soyjoy at 8:06 AM on November 15, 2005


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