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Alec Nevala-Lee on Buckminster Fuller, ‘Inventor of the Future’

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“From a modern perspective,” writes biographer Alec Nevala-Lee, Buckminster Fuller resembles “a Silicon Valley visionary who was born a half century too soon.” But the relentlessly optimistic futurist, entrepreneur and geodesic dome pioneer was also a self-promoter who exaggerated his inventions and failed to credit his collaborators. We’ll talk to Nevala-Lee about Fuller’s scientific and cultural contributions and his complicated legacy.


Alec Nevala-Lee, author, Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller


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