Introduction
Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (; July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", "Dymaxion" house/car, ephemeralization, synergetic, and "tensegrity". He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their structural and mathematical resemblance to geodesic spheres. Fuller was the second World President of Mensa from 1974 to 1983.
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Q102289
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Introduction
Most known for the innovation of geodesic domes and what he termed 'tensegrity,' Fuller addressed social and environmental problems of the 20th century in work that ranged from the invention of dynamic map projections through designs for mass-housing compatible with industrial production methods. Appointed Charles Elliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1962).
Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Author, Architect, Designer, Inventor
Names
R. Buckminster Fuller, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Buckminster Fuller, Bucky Fuller, R Buckminster Fuller
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500015697
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