American Masters Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud

Some Perspectives on Buckminster Fuller

Guinea Pig B is a name Bucky gave himself, to signify that his life was an experiment.

Excerpted from BuckyWorks: Buckminster Fuller's Ideas for Today by James T. Baldwin:

His alternative to politics was radical and deeply subversive. If we are designed like other animals to be a success, then nature must have provided enough of everything needed for all to live a healthy existence. People living well would have little interest in fighting and destruction. Bucky decided that reliable information and efficient design could identify and fairly distribute the Earth's resources, bringing a good life to all. Developing that information and putting it to work would be the mission of Guinea Pig B.

Reused by permission of the publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Who Was R. Buckminster Fuller?
by E.J. Applewhite, author and Fuller collaborator.

Experience and Experiencing
by Allegra Fuller Snyder, Bucky's daughter.

Life, Facts & Artifacts
by Bonnie Goldstein DeVarco, archivist and senior researcher on "Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud."
Dare To Be Naive
by Sarah Feldman. An overview of Fuller's life.