The Dreams of R. Buckminster Fuller

Imagine a world where cities fly, we all drive three-wheeled cars and mainly eat Jell-O. This is where the dreams of architect and engineer Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller would have taken us. At his height, Bucky was influential between the 1930s and 1950s. But his legacy today is largely that of a designer and a counterculture symbol, not as an inventor. In this episode of Stuff To Blow Your Mind, Robert and Christian examine the life of Fuller, as well as the success of his dymaxion inventions and geodesic domes.

The Dreams of R. Buckminster Fuller

Imaged Caption: A view inside the Montreal Biosphère, designed by R. Buckminster Fuller. (Photo by Yanis Ourabah/Getty Images)

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Outside Content:

"Dymaxion Man: The visions of Buckminster Fuller" by Elizabeth Kolbert (The New Yorker)

Topics in this Podcast: christian sager, future, Architecture