Today is the birthday of Buckminster Fuller, creator of the geodesic dome. Why is this important to Disney fans? Well Spaceship Earth is based on Bucky’s concept of the Geodesic Dome. Fuller was an architect, philosopher, and poet. I don’t know if he and Walt ever met, but they shared a goal with the idea behind EPCOT. It wouldn’t surprise me if they had met. Walt never shyed from some of the more eccentric types (Salvador Dali for one).
Happy Birthday Bucky
- by John Frost