Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Wanderers 2009.7.1

Trevor writes:
Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (12 July 1895 - 1 July 1983) was a public speaker, author, mathematician and inventor. Fuller is best known as the popularizer of geodesic domes in architecture. He attempted to apply the most recent discoveries of science to the most basic of human needs such as shelter and transportation, without regard for precedent or profit or power, doing more with less. He called this process design science.

Fuller inspired both admiration and criticism during his life, and these have only grown since his passing. The publications of are an independent resource on design science and Buckminster Fuller.

I talked a lot about Bucky today, in the context of going over my OS Bridge slides for the Pauling House group, getting useful feedback, from Allen Taylor especially.

Then I helped Lindsey (from Georgia, not WV, my bad) scope out venues for free school math classes.

The question was whether "anarchists" could ever tightly choreograph, which is what needs to happen on some projects.

In terms of geekdom, the answer is yes, i.e. our commitment to "world domination" forces a less than lackadaisical approach, even though it's not non-esoteric, i.e. we work hard for a living, but how could others know that?

We appreciate our fans.

Speaking of fans, Trevor and I were pleased to learn today that the D.W. Jacobs play will be opening in Washington, DC, on June 3, 2010 at the Arena Stage.

I was recently mentioning said play in Portland, in the context of a Math Forum posting, reminiscing about my role on election night.

At Wanderers this morning I again expressed appreciation for Doug Tompos, recounted how Tara became a fan upon finding out he'd delivered a seven-headed baby on Angel -- plus she liked the Bucky play a lot too.