Thursday, June 21, 2018

Though visionary technologists such as R. Buckminster Fuller developed low-cost modular housing prototypes as early as 1927 which were factory produced, deliverable by helicopter, and highly durable, their use was never adopted. Building codes and construction trade rules alone killed Fuller’s idea, and today housing continues to be built using designs, materials and codes in use for over a century.

Related image

http://sonomasun.com/2018/06/21/constructing-the-future/

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, November 14, 2016

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B63MOsGa2dEwSl85b3oxRHBEN0FDdVBVUS1wY3dCUUxKbTRB/view?usp=sharing


Thursday, May 19, 2016

reboot. check:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?msa=0&mid=1OEV_62VqiyMt01IktyI3jpbZkW0

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Calculate the Size

For a hemisphere-

2.4 A / a = N

Big 'A' is the area of the dome footprint.

Little 'a' is the area of the vertex element, independent of shape (circle, square, etc.)

N is the number of elements.

The constant allows for a 20% overlap of the elements.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell



Listen, read, learn. 1933.

Text Down and Out in London and Paris

http://www.planetebook.com/ebooks/Down-and-Out-in-Paris-and-London.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_and_Out_in_Paris_and_London


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14372195


And listen to this!


"He'd know her (today, poverty) straight away." "Utter misery"


Audio 


BBC "Has anything changed?"


http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/docarchive/docarchive_20111007-1242a.mp3

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Earth Dashboard

If the equator were a tape measure you would find that the earth is 1,584,000,000 inches (4,023,360,000 cm) around. The earth also weighs 5,972,190,000 trillion tons.  By the way if you have ever wanted to try to dig a hole to China make sure you have a canteen of icewater with you. The temperature at the earth's core is 7232° Fahrenheit (4000° C).  On a more serious note, at the time of this post:  Of the 7,041,428,197 people on earth today 854,508,895 are living in slums and 863,903,009 have no access to clean water.

Buckminster Fuller referred to our planet as the "The Spaceship Earth" and considered we humans its crew members. The interactive Earth Dashbord gives us the information we need to monitor and control the course of our vessel. See all kinds of interesting statistics in the areas of  population, education, food, communication, conservation and much more.  You will find it at:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Beware! Buckyballs are NOT for Little Children

Three-year-old Peyton Bushnell was so intrigued with the Buckyballs her dad brought home from the office she ate them! Read the article here.