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|1||INTRODUCTION||An explanation of why the engineer Makarov turned his attention to the works of Buckminster Fuller||Link 01||07/15/2011|
|2||EVERYTHING I KNOW||The famous 42-hour-long lecture Fuller about his life and creative path||Link 02||07/15/2011|
"During his life Fuller was wondering about whether there is a chance for humanity to long-term survival and success on the planet Earth and, if so, how. Considering himself an ordinary individual with little money and without any degree, he decided to devote his life to this issue, trying to figure out what he can do for the advancement of humanity from the problems, which large organizations, governments or private enterprises can not perform because of their Nature.All of told above attracted my attention to the works of Buckminster Fuller. As far as I know, the translations of his works in Russian are not available. I decided to post on its website some of Fuller's papers, and then gradually transfer them to the Russian language by means of my personal efforts. I have to say I'm not going to cover all his works, and the process of translation will be for me a long and complicated. My main job (every day I go to work in a solid company) is not related to my hobby, which includes the maintenance of my personal site. I am not a professional translator. However, I feel that I am a spiritual heir to Buckminster Fuller. I think it would help me in my hard work.
During this all-life experiment, Fuller wrote twenty-eight books, having developed terms such as "spaceship "Earth" ", "transience" and "synergetics." He also made a large number of inventions, mainly in the field of design and architecture, the most famous of which is light and strong, "geodesic dome" - a spatial steel mesh sheath straight rods.
In his later years, after decades of work on his ideas, Fuller has reached a significant public recognition. He traveled the world, lecturing, and received many honorary degrees. Most of his inventions, however, never came into mass production, and he often was subjected to strong criticism in many areas on which he tried to influence (eg, architecture), or he simply was rejected as a hopeless utopian. Fuller's followers, on the other hand, argue that his work had not yet received the attention it deserves."
(Source [in Russian]: http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3003450)