A Comprehensive Design Scientist

12 Jun 2008 - 7:34am
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Mitchell Gass
2004

There's an entertaining article about Buckminster Fuller, who thought
of himself as a "comprehensive, anticipatory design scientist" rather
than an inventor, in this week's New Yorker magazine:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/06/09/080609fa_fact_kolbert

Mitchell Gass
uLab | PDA: Learning from Users | Designing with Users
Berkeley, CA 94707 USA
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12 Jun 2008 - 7:46am
SemanticWill
2007

That was a great article Mitchell - particularly interesting when the
article discussed the fact that most/all of his inventions/designs were
complete and utter failures. He was also a bit of a fruitcake (to which I
can relate), but on the whole a really creative, outside the dymaxion box,
so to speak :-)

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 8:34 AM, Mitchell Gass <
mitchell at participatorydesign.com> wrote:

> There's an entertaining article about Buckminster Fuller, who thought of
> himself as a "comprehensive, anticipatory design scientist" rather than an
> inventor, in this week's New Yorker magazine:
>
> http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/06/09/080609fa_fact_kolbert
>
> Mitchell Gass
> uLab | PDA: Learning from Users | Designing with Users
> Berkeley, CA 94707 USA
> +1 510 525-6864 office
> +1 415 637-6552 mobile
> +1 510 525-4246 fax
> http://www.participatorydesign.com/
>
>

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