The re-emergence of Buckminster Fuller

This popped up today:

(thanks, Ray Podder!)

Of course.  It’s a Bucky Ball.,204,203,200_.jpg

…which is probably the root meme here, driving such new developments as Kimberly Wiefling and Peter Meisen’s initiative to bring a Fuller-inspired SIMCenter to Silicon Valley (more on this soon).

And here’s the graphic I’ve been using (from the Millennium Project) in a lot of talks lately.

The idea here is interconnected systems: a decision in one realm bouncing around to those in others, and the need to understand systems to achieve our desired outcomes and avoid unintended consequences.

It’s also the New Year’s ball in Times Square:

(an icosahedral geodesic, fwiw)…

…and the title screen of a recent keynote on Deep Learning by Andrew Ng of Baidu:

The Talend splash screen…

…and our Quantellia logo:










From Tim McElgunn in New Jersey,  here’s Liquidambar styraciflua, to whose structural integrity I can attest, having stepped on them barefoot as a child:


Here’s the banner from Microsoft’s data science user group:

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Why so much Bucky lately?  Send me recent sightings and I’ll add them to this article with attribution.

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