Buckminster Fuller, the 20th century visionary inventor behind the geodesic dome, who advocated for doing more with less before the word “efficiency” became buzzy, spent the last decade of his life as a World Fellow in Residence at the University City Science Center.
So we can claim him, at least a little bit, as ours.
This weekend, an art installation at the Science Center will celebrate Fuller’s work and his connection to Philadelphia. Called “Vector Equilibria” and part of the Science Center’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the installation involves 3D mapping projections by artist Chris Landau that will be projected onto the Science Center’s 3440 Market Street building.
The installation will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. There will be a viewing space set up at 34th and Market Streets.
On Saturday, musicians from Philadelphia and Japan will perform original music, inspired by Fuller, by composer Gene Coleman.
Vector Equilibria is part of the Knights Art Challenge project “Animated Architecture: 3D Video Mapping Projections on Historic Philadelphia Sites.”-30-