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Richard Buckminster Fuller, aka "Bucky" - Wikipedia
Richard Buckminster Fuller, aka «Bucky» – Wikipedia

Increíble pero cierto: el Maestro Buckminster Fuller nos legó en vídeo, a mediados de los setentas, todo lo que el sabía… acerca de temáticas tan amplias como las que el solía abordar:  Arquitectura, Diseño, Filosofía, Educación, matemáticas, geometría, cartografía, economía, historia, estructuras, industria, vivienda e ingeniería.

Para los millares de fanáticos de la mítica serie «Cosmos» del ya desaparecido Carl Sagan, este tipo de presentaciones resultará familiar (podría ser, ciertamente, el apreciado «Bucky», su precursor), haciendo buen uso de los recursos y efectos audiovisuales disponibles al momento. Son, en total, 42 horas de sabiduría compartidas por un Maestro que se muestra generoso al compartir su conocimiento.

Gracias al prodigioso Internet Archive y al omnipresente YouTube podemos descargar este valiosísimo material en vídeo o disfrutarlo en línea.

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During the last two weeks of January 1975 Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life’s work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of Fuller’s major inventions and discoveries from the 1927 Dymaxion house, car and bathroom, through the Wichita House, geodesic domes, and tensegrity structures, as well as the contents of Synergetics. Autobiographical in parts, Fuller recounts his own personal history in the context of the history of science and industrialization. The stories behind his Dymaxion car, geodesic domes, World Game and integration of science and humanism are lucidly communicated with continuous reference to his synergetic geometry. Permeating the entire series is his unique comprehensive design approach to solving the problems of the world. Some of the topics Fuller covered in this wide ranging discourse include: architecture, design, philosophy, education, mathematics, geometry, cartography, economics, history, structure, industry, housing and engineering.

vía Buckminster Fuller Archive : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive.

Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome, Montreal fro...
Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome, Montreal from stands of 2006 Canadian Grand Prix (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller’s Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975) – Open Culture

Think of the name Buckminster Fuller, and you may think of a few oddities of mid-twentieth-century design for living: the Dymaxion House, the Dymaxion Car, the geodesic dome. But these artifacts represent only a small fragment of Fuller’s life and work as a self-styled “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist.” In his decades-long project of developing and furthering his worldview — an elaborate humanitarian framework involving resource conservation, applied geometry, and neologisms like “tensegrity,” “ephemeralization,” and “omni-interaccommodative” — the man wrote over 30 books, registered 28 United States patents, and kept a diary documenting his every fifteen minutes. These achievements and others have made Fuller the subject of at least four documentaries and numerous books, articles, and papers, but now you can hear all about his thoughts, acts, experiences, and times straight from the source in the 42-hour lecture series Everything I Know, available to download at the Internet Archive. Though you’d perhaps expect it of someone whose journals stretch to 270 feet of solid paper, he could really talk.

(The Buckminster Fuller archive has also made transcripts of Everything I Know — “minimally edited and maximally Fuller” — freely available.)

Partes 1-12 en Internet Archive: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Partes 1-6 en YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 56

  «I thought that Synergetics might allow humanity at large to discover what its options really are»

       R. Buckminster Fuller to E.J  Applewhite, Cosmic Fishing 1977

In order to facilitate this discovery, I am uploading 42 hours of Bucky’s «Everything I Know» sessions recorded in Philly in 1975. These videos are available to all human beings online or by download upon request (see below), to use for the betterment of mankind.

Richard Buckminster Fuller en la Wikipedia (en inglés)

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Contemporary Philosophy – Postmodernism and Critical Theory | Online Graduate Programs


Retrato de Wittgenstein dedicado a su amigo Eccles en 1910 - Wikipedia
Retrato de Wittgenstein dedicado a su amigo Eccles en 1910 - Wikipedia

Broadly and variously defined, postmodernism refers to a specific period of time that began in the 1940s, a style of literature, architecture, art philosophy, or the plight of Western society in post-capitalist age. This movement encompasses a set of critical and rhetorical practices employing concepts such as difference, repetition, and hyperreality to break apart or deconstruct other the structural elements achieved through modernism, including temporality, presence, identity, historical progress, epistemic certainty, and meaning achieved through unity. The term “postmodernism” first entered the philosophical lexicon in 1979, with the publication of The Postmodern Condition, by Jean-François Lyotard, in which Lyotard utilizes Ludwig Wittgenstein’s model of language games and concepts taken from speech act theory to account for “a transformation of the game rules” for science, art, and literature. For Lyotard, postmodern thought can best be summed up as “incredulity towards meta narratives.” According to Lyotard, postmodernists eschew “grand narratives” that attempt to account for, explain, and compartmentalize human life and history; there is no clearly defined, collective meaning and for the postmodern world, there is no mourning of the loss of meaning because the outcome of one’s own experience and condition will necessarily be fallible and relative, rather than exact and universal.

Jean Baudrillard, another influential postmodernist, deviates slightly from standard principles and presents a highly dystopic definition of the postmodern world, stating that we have lost what is “real” and that we have nothing left except a preoccupation with its disappearance. The loss of certain historical myths, the onslaught of mediatization, the spread of the kitsch, and consumerism all combine together to form this postmodern, apocalyptic present. Generally speaking, postmodern critics, largely inspired by the postmodern world in which they live, attempt to rethink and reconfigure a number of concepts touted by Enlightenment humanism and modernism including subjectivity, temporality, progress, empiricism, and the rule of law. Without the required modern unity of the subject and the pressure of seeking cohesive meaning in a modern state, the faculties are set free to operate on their own, thus constantly inventing, reinventing and recreating imagination, understanding, and reason.

Jean-François Lyotard. Wikipedia
Jean-François Lyotard. Wikipedia

RESOURCES FOR FURTHER EXPLORATION

General Information on Postmodernism and Critical Theory
Comprehensive guides especially helpful for those interested in other theories, such as Gender and Sex, Marxism, Narratology and New Historicism.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Approaches to PoMO at Georgetown University

Critical Theory at Purdue University

Specific Postmodern Definitions and Information
Find out more about the movement here, including specifics on criticism, language, construction, and Jacques Derrida.

What is Postmodernism?

Postmodernism and its Critics

Key Figures of the Postmodern Movement
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Influential Figures

Consult this website for more information regarding Michel Foucault and his critique of modernity.

Michel Foucault

The Frankfurt Society and Its Influences
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Frankfurt Society

Jean Francois-Lyotard
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A Report on Knowledge

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