A Buckminster Fuller-designed geodesic dome at the 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or “Expo 67.”
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Buckminster Fuller Forever: Salute to an American Visionary
“I did not set out to design a geodesic dome,” he once said. “I set out to discover the principles operative in Universe. For all I knew, this could have led to a pair of flying slippers.”
David Pescovitz is co-editor/partner at Boing Boing and a research director at Institute for the Future.