1960s Interviews With Buckminster Fuller About His Life, Animated

Between 1965 and 1970, radio broadcaster Studs Terkel held multiple interviews with designer and inventor Buckminster Fuller, exploring Fuller's life, his ideas, and what he hoped to accomplish. Recently, the creators of Blank on Blank edited together some of those interviews and set them to animation. » 3/18/15 4:00pm 3/18/15 4:00pm

Telegrams from Buckminster Fuller were unintentionally hilarious

In 1936, artist Isamu Noguchi was working on his mural History Mexico when he forgot the equation for E=mc². Rather than just wing it, Noguchi instead asked his friend Buckminster Fuller for the formula. Here's the futurist/Dymaxion automaker/geodesic dome connoisseur's comically detailed response, which came to… » 8/24/11 4:45pm 8/24/11 4:45pm

Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car to be Displayed in New York

Beginning June 26, io9ers located in and around New York City can view an artifact of retro-futurist history when the only surviving example of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car goes on display at the Whitney Museum as part of a show called "Buckminster Fuller: Starting With the Universe." We've already mentioned how… » 6/16/08 1:11pm 6/16/08 1:11pm