March 20, 2009

Buckminster Fuller at the MCA Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago is now featuring an exhibition on Buckminster Fuller, the visionary architect, author, designer, futurist, and inventor. Among his many great quotes, Fuller stated:

Take the initiative. Go to work, and above all cooperate and don't hold back on one another or try to gain at the expense of another. Any success in such lopsidedness will be increasingly short-lived. These are the synergetic rules that evolution is employing and trying to make clear to us. They are not man-made laws. They are the infinitely accommodative laws of the intellectual integrity governing universe.

If you're going to be in Chicago sometime between now and June 21, be sure to check it out.


Anonymous said...


This dude had some crazy notions. Took a great geography class @ UWM and the professor had this real love/hate thing for Bucky. In any event, he maybe had the greatest name of all humankind.


Jeff Oeth said...

Yeah, he had some pretty wild ideas. I think that comes from his not being afraid to be wrong. He knew that failure was an important part of the creative process.

That's my excuse for being such a failure all the time.

Anonymous said...

Michael Jordan quipped, "I have failed hundreds of times. That is why I succeed."