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    Today marks the 117th birthday of Bucky Fuller! An architect, engineer, designer, inventor, and idealist, Buckminster Fuller developed numerous inventions, and is probably best known for creating the geodesic dome.

I just invent. Then I wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented.― Richard Buckminster Fuller

On a related note, don’t forget to check out The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area at SFMOMA (which features Fuller’s Dymaxion map printed on the cake pictured above)… the show closes July 29!
Photo via The Buckminster Fuller Institute.

    Today marks the 117th birthday of Bucky Fuller! An architect, engineer, designer, inventor, and idealist, Buckminster Fuller developed numerous inventions, and is probably best known for creating the geodesic dome.

    I just invent. Then I wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented.
    ― Richard Buckminster Fuller

    On a related note, don’t forget to check out The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area at SFMOMA (which features Fuller’s Dymaxion map printed on the cake pictured above)… the show closes July 29!

    Photo via The Buckminster Fuller Institute.

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