Building Blocks for Bucky Fuller:
You might remember Buckminster Fuller and his
geodesic domes: (which he raised, for the first time,
at Black Mountain College in the 50’s—maybe 40’s)…
…a mad scientist who invented geodesic ways to
solve world housingand transportation programs
except that his inventions didn’t COG into the
existing system and so bounced off the culture
like rice off a rhino.
He considered the tetrahedron
the basic building block of the universe: simplest
and strongest fundamental structure. If you count
the sides and the corners:there are 4. If you count
the edges, there are 6
Bucky translated 3’ness from an intellectual (mind)
dialectical notion into a physical manifestation
(embodiment) in time & space— and you might could
“sense” the progenitorial pyramidal 3-ness that
Geometrics. Mapping mind & matter so as
There’s a difference—between mind and
And then: a relationship.
The relationship = that 3rd term
we like to conjure when we are playing
dialectic without doing injustice to the tensile
polar opposition of contraries that generates it
IT, I said: the 3rd term.
Reductionism, yes—sure: so as to be able
to juggle complexities without doing injustice
to simplicity—and always for the sake of
argument. or what’s a college for?