The R. Buckminster Fuller Collection documents the life and work of this 20th century polymath, and contains his personal archive, correspondence, manuscripts. In , Buckminster Fuller began to catalog all of his personal documents into the “Dymaxion Chronofile,” a chronological filing system that. Fuller called it the Dymaxion Chronofile. He cross-referenced its contents with 13, index cards. The archives also include “over 2,

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Digital photos are a killer for me! I have spent hours looking for digital files, with no luck. The total collection is estimated to be feet 80 m worth of paper. He was designing houses that were off the grid before solar panels existed. Why is so hard to understand you have locked in your little dymxaion everything that will in fact determine a decision? But labeling someone who defies convention is difficult, and so Fuller ultimately came to consider himself a “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist.

By the time he died inthe Chronofile occupied nearly linear feet of space. Dymxaion for the story and the insight! Fascinating question, which does cut to the heart of the uncluttering dilemma. Self confidence comes to play. The Dymaxion House looked vaguely flying-saucer-ish, like something out of The Jetsons. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The threshold for what counts as work related vs. Fuller married his wife Anne Hewlett in A canonical figure archiving his material for future scholars to use should not be compared to meticulously organized compulsive hoarders.


He had two computers, and I will go through them and delete the information before I somehow recycle them.

Marines have lived and worked in them from Antarctica to Okinawa. It was developed by a company in Utah. However, this comes down to the question of where to store it, especially in this digital age.

This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat His research was motivated by an effort to solve housing. Then again, it depends on the files. Fuller is perhaps best known for the popularization of the geodesic dome, a term he coined for the spherical architectural oddity. With physical or electronic clutter, I think items must be retrievable.

Unlike physical storage, the cost of your time to keep things pared down probably greatly exceeds the cost to add more storage. The answer for me then is to keep only that one good shot and trash the others. But I do know why I keep them.

For those who have noted their businesslike methods JC and enestor19 particularlythank you — those are great and will help me further refine dymaxioon system!

If I kept records like that my relatives might try to lock me up lol and all of it would hit the trash at about the time of my demise!

R. Buckminster Fuller Collection

I keep all my email, yahoo email, free unlimited storage, every month I make a new folder, and move everything into it,end of the year, I move it into a year folder, Dynaxion have it going back to about He refused to allow what he ultimately considered an unfinished design to be manufactured at scale. Just like we probably do for physical items. I have decided however, that there are many things I do not NEED to save either electronically or physically.


He would go on to invent a sort of winch that could fish early airplanes, and their pilots, up out of the water. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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Around chronoile same time, he enlisted in the Navy to serve in World War I. I have spent an hour last night looking for a crochet hook, finally deciding, I just needed to buy a new one. Sue Dry cleaning is tax deductable. Views Read Edit View history.

Despite a fire inand an extended closure, the structure still stands today, open to the public as an environmental museum. If somebody kept a dymaxuon accurate record of a human being, going through the era from the Gay ’90sfrom a very different kind of world through the turn of the century—as far into the twentieth century as you might live.

Just moving that little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. As mentioned, the app now dymaixon a provisional name and icon.

But standing at the shore, Fuller instead experienced an epiphany. That sort of manic activity reminds me of someone being bipolar and evidently he was prone to depression, at least the reactive kind.

Getting rid of these things might be a cathartic and motivating experience.

A touch antiquated, but aligned with our document retention policies. This is a wonderful question!