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Buckminster Fuller, Burning Man and the Synergy of Transformation

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
L. Steven Sieden

So, although Buckminster Fuller never attended a Burning Man event, he was a true Burner, committed to the transformation and success of all sentient beings.

These Homes May Not Be Trendy, But Here's Why You Should Love Them Anyway

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 08.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

Sure, everyone's heard of Cape Cod homes, ranches, A-frame houses, McMansions and the like, but there's one style of home that isn't quite as trendy a...

What Would Bucky Fuller Say About Masterpieces of the Earth Giant Crystals Gallery?

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science
L. Steven Sieden

Looking through "Bucky eyes" at the crystals and other Earth elements, I could not help but notice that each was a unique entity, yet each also followed a structural pattern. I have no doubt that had Bucky been there with us, he'd have explained the Synergetic Math visible in each piece.

Buckminster Fuller: What Can You Do?

Pablo Freund | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Pablo Freund

The unique American visionary Buckminster Fuller thought of himself as an experiment in pursuit of discovering "what one man can do on behalf of human...

The Regenerative Economy and the Pragmatism of Woo-Woo

Mark Chasan | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Mark Chasan

It is not hard to imagine a world that is "better." But, what does "better" mean? By "better," I mean an abundant, well and enlightened world that enhances life -- a world where love, compassion, generosity, equitability and the creation of beauty are the pursuit of humankind.

Jerry Brown for President: The Way We Were

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

At the least, Brown clearly wants to influence the politics of 2016, which prompts this discussion of his first three presidential campaigns, each of which was telling and intriguing in its own ways.

Manifesto: Living in the Age of Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Russell C. Smith

With economic and technological disruption have come freedom, creativity, and chaos. People can experience all of the effects of these three states of mind in one day or in one hour of their lives.

Towards Home: Michael Pollan and Fritz Heag on Reviving the Domestic

Paul Schmelzer | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts
Paul Schmelzer

Artist Fritz Haeg and author Michael Pollan are on parallel trajectories these days: both food activists and gardening enthusiasts, they're pursuing the next steps of their work -- going from the garden into the home.

10 Art Hotels Around the World

MutualArt | Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

Whatever the intent, art hotels add an extra layer to tourism and travel, engaging guests by making them feel a part of the art process, and creating a memorable experience rather than just somewhere to sleep.

Happy Birthday, Buckminster Fuller!

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts

By Gili Merin (See original post here) Happy 118th birthday Buckminster Fuller! Today, July 12th, is Buckminister Fuller’s birthday (1895-19...

Will This Be The Coolest Thing At Burning Man?

Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts

This giant, mobile geodesic dome might just be the most amazing tribute to Buckminster Fuller we've ever seen. Designed by professional welder Scot...

Buckminster Fuller: More Important to Global Success Than When He Died 30 Years Ago

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
L. Steven Sieden

Buckminster Fuller died thirty years ago on July 1, 1983. At the moment of his passing, I was sitting in a movie theater watching the just-released "...

Cleaning the Blackboard

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

First in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "What do you see on a {clean} surface? Nothing, I replied. ...

Visiting With Villareal Part 2: Geometry, Nature and What's Next

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

When artist Leo Villareal's Buckyball was installed last week at Crystal Bridges, Leo and I sat down to talk about what inspired the work, his use of light as a medium for art making, and what's next for this talented artist.

Visiting With Villareal, Part 1: A Conversation About Buckyball

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Buckyball made its debut this week as the first temporary sculpture installation on Crystal Bridges' trails and grounds, mesmerizing viewers with its endless color variations. Leo Villareal, the visionary artist who created the work, spent several days here.

Leo Villareal's Buckyball Is Coming to Crystal Bridges!

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Buckyball, which will be Crystal Bridges' first foray into a temporary outdoor presentation, consists of two enormous Fuller-inspired spheres, one inside the other. Each is made of LED-infused sections, which can glow with more than 16 million distinct colors.

Backcasting to the Future

Valerie Keller | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Valerie Keller

The impact of 'backcasting' is palpable and transformative. The biggest 'ah-ha' moment from immersing oneself in a future world is a striking awareness of the interdependencies of all systems.

Buckminster Fuller: A Verb Who Supported All Life on Spaceship Earth

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 02.26.2013 | GPS for the Soul
L. Steven Sieden

"I live on Earth at present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing -- a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evol...

The Hole In The NRA's Futureproof Brand Armor.

Marc Stoiber | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Marc Stoiber

I'm in awe of the NRA. As an outsider (aka Canadian) I see an organization whose continued existence as a political force defies logic. So what ma...

Buckminster Fuller Obnoxico Provides a Valuable Perspective of 'Stuff' for Holiday Shoppers

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 11.23.2012 | Money
L. Steven Sieden

"You have to decide whether you want to make money or make sense, because the two are mutually exclusive." -- Buckminster Fuller As we move into the ...

"Just Say NO" for President - A Buckminster Fuller Perspective on Voting

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
L. Steven Sieden

Bucky Fuller started considering systemic problems with our politics in 1927, long before they were popular or of interest. Accordingly, the perspective of the man commonly known as the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th Century is important if not critical to the survival and success of all humankind.

In "A World that Works for Everyone," Work and Jobs As We Know Them Are Obsolete: The Buckminster Fuller View

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
L. Steven Sieden

As the US national election approaches, the debates continue to focus on jobs, most candidates want to create more jobs and many people believe that they are supposed to work, perhaps it's time to step back and consider the concept from Bucky Fuller's perspective.

Is Bucky Fuller's Critical Path Still Viable Today?

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 10.02.2012 | Books
L. Steven Sieden

Although the Zeitgeist Movement just selected Critical Path as the first book of the month in its new Book of the Month initiative, the question many people will ask is, "why is Critical Path more important than ever?"

Dynamic LED Dome Displays 16 Million Colors

Posted 09.21.2012 | Arts

You know what parks need? More geometry. We may not have come up with this unlikely combo on our own, but after seeing Leo Villareal's geometric sculp...

Do You Succumb To Powerless Acceptance?

Jim Selman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

What can we do about resignation? To begin, we need to acknowledge and face our own resignation. We don't have much choice about most circumstances, but we always have a choice in how we relate to the circumstances.