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Be forewarned, Fuller’s writing style, described by one biographer as “worse prose is barely conceivable,” makes for generally slow reading, punctuated by what I will describe as exalted poetry, that makes the exercise worthwhile.

The space-filling complementary tetrahedra and octahedra characterizing this matrix had prefrequency volumes 1 and 4 respectively see above. Systems having insideness and outsideness must return upon themselves in a plurality of directions and are therefore interiorally concave and exteriorally convex.

But a great book. Pull on two ends of a rope, and its strands are squeezed even more tightly together. The literature of module sets, finding a minimum inventory of building blocks for assembling a wide variety of shapes ala Fuller’s Mite, Kyte, Syte discussion is fairly large. Interesting discussion xynergetics the nature of synergetics as science, as linguistics, and how Bucky may have conceived their pattern-integrity.

First, she provides a test-case example of Fuller’s principle that the minimum conceptual system is structured tetrahedrally. Again, to turn to the concrete. In quantum physics, the simplest atom–hydrogen, with one proton and one electron–can be described precisely.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. But, to come out of the closet, my own interest is in mathematical models of how we think and how we might think synergeticw effectively!

For synergetics calculations we are defining a new aesthetic for canonical form. It is one of our most synergetiics discoveries that local discovery leads to a complex of further discoveries.

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Each leg was subdivided into four-foot tetrahedral cells of half-inch pipe, and each cell could support two tons without signs of distress. If the top triangle of the composite octahedron which is the triangle hand-held from the start, which buckmiinster never been rotated, but only lowered with each of its three vertexes approaching exactly perpendicularly toward the table is now rotated 60 degrees and lowered further, the whole structural system will transform swiftly into a tetrahedron with it original 24 edges now quadrupled together in the six-edge pattern of the tetrahedron, with four tetrahedra now congruent with one another.


We find local spherical systems of Universe are definite rather than infinite as presupposed by synergetcis calculus’s erroneous assumption of degreeness of surface plane azimuth around every point on a sphere.

Isn’t this what the scientific method is supposed to do? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amy Edmondson clarifies Buckminster Fuller’s synergetic geometry in conventional language and mathematics and illuminates his effort to employ synergetics as a strategy for human survival.

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R. Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetics

Like, where’s the evidence for submarine aircraft carriers? They are very easy to work with. She really understands Fuller’s philosophy of systems and its inherent complementarity, parity and synergy.

What are we to make, for instance, of Alexander Graham Bell’s infatuation about the tetrahedron? The essay Reading Synergetics: I apologize for not having the exact quote in front of me, but Bucky wrote in Synergetics something to the effect that the Jitterbug recapitulates the phenomenology of all experience.

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But I am claiming that I think Bucky would have argued that there must be some such relevance for all these principles. The structural aspects of networks of polyhedra are an imperfect analogy for the structural aspects of physical law. Systems are spherical networks of interrelated points of interest. Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking and Synergetics 2: Landauer are questioning some of the deepest assumptions of their craft.

Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking

Ping pong balls are wonderful. Fuller attempted nothing less than the reformulation of our concept of structure, by proposing a tetrahedron-based geometry over conventional cubic coordinates.


Bucky’s argument that nature does not use irrational numbers is pretty straightforward: Dawn rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Forms are special case systems. The resolution of their measurements is at a significantly higher level, in terms of fractional inches. I prefer the sticky tape to glue, less messy, reversible and pliable to adjust for physical imperfections. But I would add the caveat that he didn’t get too far along in developing it.

He modeled energy transfer between systems by means of the double-edged octahedron and its ability to turn into a spiral tetrahelix. In what way is this true? I am trying to develop a procedure for giving the ratio of the circumference to the average radius of certain circle-like polyhedrals, as a function of the number of outer chords on the polynomial edge. Karina Rivadeneyra rated it it was amazing Apr 29, It’s about 3cm high, and looks pretty neat – but I think my wife would get X- mad if I do it again soon: Thus, solids are an illusion.

Buckminster Fuller was the second president of Mensa from to His modular dissection of a space-filling tetrahedron or MITE minimum tetrahedron into 2 A and 1 B module served as a basis for more speculations about energy, the former being more energy conservative, the latter more dissipative in his analysis. The Greeks defined the sphere as a synregetics outwardly equidistant in all directions from a point. This looks a lot more complicated than the determinant expression, but then a determinant is short-hand for a long messy expression.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I achieved this mostly by forcing myself to focus on the words, rather than relying on Bucky to pave an easy path.

There is a great photograph in E.