American Masters Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud

All video clips of Buckminster Fuller and his inventions are drawn from the film "Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud," courtesy of Simon & Goodman films and the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

All video clips of interviews and still pictures of interviewees are drawn from the film, "Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud," courtesy of Simon & Goodman Films.

Excerpts from J. Baldwin's book, "BuckyWorks: Buckminster Fuller's Ideas for Today," appear courtesy of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

All still photos, images, and drawings appear courtesy of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, except as otherwise noted below. Copies of the Dymaxion Map and other items are available to purchase from the BFI. You can e-mail them at

  • Photo of Kirk Simon and Karen Goodman appears courtesy of Simon & Goodman Films.
  • The present-day photo of Allegra Fuller Snyder: copyright Allegra Fuller Snyder, 1995.
  • The photo of the ASM International dome in Novelty, Ohio was provided by ASM International.
  • The Dymaxion Air-Ocean Map (Fuller Projection) and the word Dymaxion is a trademark of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. 1938, 1967, 1992. All rights reserved.
  • The new Fuller Projection satellite map: copyright 1995 Buckminster Fuller Institute and WorldSat International, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • The patent drawings: Copyright Allegra Fuller Snyder, 1960. Courtesy of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.
  • The BuckyWorks book cover used by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • The Hoberman sphere, kids clip, and expanding dome photos appear courtesy of Hoberman Designs, Inc.
  • The photo of John Kuhtik appears courtesy of John Kuhtik.

This web piece could not have been completed without the help of many.

Special thanks to:
Kirk Simon & Karen Goodman
Allegra Fuller Snyder
John Ferry
J. Baldwin
Bonnie & Tony DeVarco
Ed Applewhite
Kirby Urner
Mark Kelly

Development Team
Vice President, Thirteen/WNET: Ruth Ann Burns
Executive-in-Charge: David Wolff
Executive Producer, THIRTEEN: Barry Levine
Producer: Ann Willmott Andersson
Technical Director: Hyojong Kim
Graphic Artists: Greg Pearlman, Andy Goldstein
For American Masters: Susan Lacy and Tamar Hacker