리처드 버크민스터 풀러(Richard Buckminster Fuller)

1895년 미국 출생 - 1983년 사망

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Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (July 12, 1895 - July 1, 1983)was an American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor, and visionary.

Throughout his life, Fuller was concerned with the question "Does humanity have a chance to survive lastingly and successfully on planet Earth, and if so, how?" Considering himself an average individual without special monetary means or academic degree, he chose to devote his life to this question, trying to identify what he, as an individual, could do to improve humanity's condition, which large organizations, governments, and private enterprises inherently could not do.

Pursuing this lifelong experiment, Fuller wrote more than thirty books, coining and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also worked in the development of numerous inventions, chiefly in the fields of design and architecture, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes or buckyballs were named for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.

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    The Montreal Biosphère by Buckminster Fuller

    1967