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  • Synergetics, dymaxion designs and ephemeralization are just a few of the mystifying concepts that might blow your mind during "R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe."

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  • While a treehouse dymaxion treefort would be super fun (see below) my organization, Architecture for Humanity, is upping the ante by urging entrants to add a social component to the competition and asking them to select a community that could utilize the developed design to improve their living standard.

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  • The idea was to combine "Gandhi's Goals" ( "self-sufficiency," or "the freedom that comes from owning your own life support system") with "Fuller's Methods" (the dymaxion principle of getting more with less).

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  • New Yorker: 'Buckminster Fuller’s favorite neologism, dymaxion, was concocted purely for public relations. When Marshall Field’s displayed his model house, it wanted a catchy label, so it hired a consultant, who fashioned “dymaxion�? out of bits of dynamic, maximum, and ion. Fuller was so taken with the word, which had no known meaning, that he adopted it as a sort of brand name. The Dymaxion House led to the Dymaxion Vehicle, which led, in turn, to the Dymaxion Bathroom and the Dymaxion Deployment Unit, essentially a grain bin with windows. As a child, Fuller had assembled scrapbooks of letters and newspaper articles on subjects that interested him; when, later, he decided to keep a more systematic record of his life, including everything from his correspondence to his dry-cleaning bills, it became the Dymaxion Chronofile.'

    June 3, 2008