Synergetics, according to E. J. Applewhite, was Fuller’s name for the geometry he advanced based on the patterns of energy that he saw in nature. For Fuller, geometry was a laboratory science with the touch and feel of physical models–not rules out of a textbook. It gains its validity not from classic abstractions but from the results of individual physical experience.
Compiled and Edited by E.J. Applewhite
Portfolio and Art News Annual, No. 4, 1961
Amy Edmondson clarifies Buckminster Fuller’s synergetic geometry in conventional language and mathematics and illuminates his effort to employ synergetics as a strategy for human survival. Updated author Preface and new Foreword by J. Baldwin.
Archive at Stanford University
In 1999, Stanford University Libraries acquired the archives of Richard Buckminster Fuller, with over 1300 linear feet of papers and manuscripts.
The Synergetics Collaborative (SNEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together a diverse group of people with an interest in Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetics.
Buckminster Fuller FAQ
This is a Frequently Asked Questions and answers resource on R. Buckminster Fuller. Topics include Synergetics, Fuller’s ideas about society, geodesic domes, and other inventions. Created and maintained by CJ Fearnley.
The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller licenses the use of photographs, quotes, text and the use of Buckminster Fuller’s likeness for use in genre or publication and all media.
The synchronofile is a private collection of printed work by and about R. Buckminster Fuller, owned by Trevor Blake and located in Portland, OR USA. The website features a highly relevant blog re-examining Fuller’s past work and ideas.
Coming Soon! Bucky Library of Articles, Transcripts, etc.
ARTICLES & TRANSCRIPTS
Coming soon! A digital collection of writings and transcripts of speeches by Buckminster Fuller.
WORLD DESIGN SCIENCE DECADE
Coming soon! The documents in this series originate with a proposal made by R. Buckminster Fuller to the International Union of Architects (I. U. A. ) at their VIIth Congress in London, England in July, 1961, launching the World Design Science Decade.
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