image courtesy Durl KruseIn collaboration with the Whitney Museum, smudge studio live blogged the Buckminster Fuller Symposium last September:
"Visionary designer, philosopher, poet, inventor, engineer, and advocate of sustainability, Buckminster Fuller was one of the great transdisciplinary thinkers of the last century with a legacy that extends to nearly every field of the arts and sciences. This symposium takes its cue from Fuller's dictum, "I always say to myself, what is the most important thing we can think about at this extraordinary moment," and explores the diverse ways in which contemporary scholars and practitioners are pushing Fuller's ideas and projects into the 21st century."
--Whitney MuseumWe were especially curious about how the symposium's participants might address:
- Bucky's idea of comprehensive understanding: "an understanding that does not remain stuck in the rational but becomes a comprehensive and inclusive grasping of the whole person, becoming a physical experience." --Claude Lichtenstein, Joachim Krausse (Your Private Sky: R. Buckminster Fuller The Art of Design Science, p. 16)
- Why Bucky? Why now? What does Bucky lend to the contemporary convergences of art, science, design, and architecture? And to the dilemmas and opportunities of today?You can view the archive of our live blog by clicking on "replay" below: