August 14, 2019 posted by

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,

Author: Arajas Brasida
Country: United Arab Emirates
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Business
Published (Last): 3 March 2018
Pages: 327
PDF File Size: 10.20 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.28 Mb
ISBN: 903-6-92264-201-4
Downloads: 6770
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Fegal

But now that historians have been able to start combing through his Chronofile, the records ironically reveal problems with his narratives:.

The other problem is obsolescence of software to actually chronofole the data from the medium. Your comment has helped me rethink the way I store both physical and electronic information, and how much I really need to keep.

Despite a fire inand an extended closure, the structure still stands today, open to the chrinofile as an environmental museum. Much of his childhood was spent on an island off the coast of Maine. A ton personal archive October 14, Building an app also forces you to create a logo for the app icon. As he tells it, he realized that he did not belong to himself, but rather to the universe.

Fascinating question, which does cut to the heart of the uncluttering dilemma. Today we take digital pictures and assume that they will be safe on our computer hard drive, external hard drive, DVD, CD, or whatever medium we are using to archive personal information.


Ahead of His Time

This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat The install base of DVD drives is absolutely huge. But standing at the shore, Fuller instead experienced an epiphany. I like how author Elizabeth Kolbert put it:.

He even put in his parking tickets, receipts and bills. His research was motivated by an effort to solve housing. Think of the Queen Elizabeth again: Just like we probably do for physical items. I make sure to perform any relevant and some extra analyses right away because that data has a shelf life. Also as more companies offer webspace storage you have to consider that someone somewhere is taking up space with massive energy sucking super-computer harddrive machines.

But some researchers contend that many of the most productive chronotile do have some degree of hypomania.

Dymaxion Chronofile – Wikipedia

But with the Chronofile, I love the idea of someone doing something weird and ambitious and sticking with it for a whole lifetime. The same applies to paper, and inexpensive high-speed document scanners make it easy to plow through mountains of accumulated paper.

Fuller lost his job as president, and took to drinking. I think this is perfectly reasonable.

As we all know from the computer science jokenaming things is hard. He refused to allow what he ultimately considered an unfinished design to be manufactured at scale. Marines have lived and worked in them from Antarctica to Okinawa.

Ahead of His Time: The Life and Designs of Buckminster Fuller — Kickstarter

And yet the Chronofile, now housed at Stanford University Library, is very rarely how people discover Fuller. Will that 1TB hard drive be compatible with dumaxion computer of the future?


I can easily search through all of them with just a few keystrokes and they occupy just a small fraction of the space available on a laptop hard drive that is roughly half the size of a pack of cigarettes.

However, this comes down to the question of where to store it, especially in this digital age. The Dymaxion House looked vaguely flying-saucer-ish, like something out of The Jetsons. InBuckminster Fuller began documenting his chronofiile in minute intervals. We chronofilee so many photos now of the same thing to get that perferct shot. I agree with Anita.

I would say there has been an overall net benefit to my emotional health, but there have been times when I chroofile to reference something or reminisce before realizing that I purged the item. Self confidence comes to play. Sue Dry cleaning is tax deductable. He saw people suffering, and he saw homelessness.

Views Read Edit View history. An entirely original and somewhat oddball design for which Fuller is known is the Dymaxion Car. Most of the paper will be scanned and then either trashed or shredded.