25 October 2016

Buck to the Future

Buckminster Fuller dreamed of domed cities, newfangled cars, and hyper-efficient showers. To rescue humanity from itself through design and technology was, in Fuller’s view, his responsibility as well as his calling. This was reassuring: A belief in technology as salvation is really a belief in humankind’s capacity to use it as such, to not bend it to damaging ends.

23 October 2013

My Grandfather’s Vagabond Past

I came to think we were cast from the same mould, and I’ve spent years filing myself down into a less severe version of him.