Inside of the rolled up steel deployable randome built at the Workshop on
Oswego, NY, August 2006
About Synergetics Collaborative (SNEC)
The Synergetics Collaborative (SNEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization dedicated to bringing together a diverse group of people
with an interest in Buckminster Fuller's Synergetics in face-to-face
workshops, symposia, seminars, pow-wows, and other meetings to educate
and support research and understanding of the many facets of Synergetics,
its methods and principles.
Our public meetings are open to anybody who wants to learn more about
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meetings and other news relating to Synergetics and Buckminster Fuller.
Synergetics is the system of comprehensive thinking which R. Buckminster
Fuller introduced and began to formulate. Synergetics is multi-faceted:
it involves geometric modeling, exploring inter-relationships in the
facts of experience and the process of thinking. Synergetics endeavors
to identify and understand the methods that Nature actually employs in
coordinating Universe (both physically and metaphysically). Synergetics
provides a comprehensive method and a philosophy for problem-solving
and design and therefore has applications in all areas of human endeavor.
Synergetics, in the broadest terms, is the study of spatial complexity, and as
such is an inherently comprehensive discipline. ... Experience
with synergetics encourages a new way of approaching and solving problems.
Its emphasis on visual and spatial phenomena combined with Fuller's wholistic
approach fosters the kind of lateral thinking which so often leads to creative
Third Biennial Design Science Symposium on Nature, Geometry,
and the Symmetry of Space: Tetrahedron Discovers Itself and Universe
at RISD: 11-13 November 2011.
Special Event: Geometry Activity with George Hart of the Museum of
Mathematics and the Foundations for New Directions; Exhibit; R. Buckminster
Fuller One-Man Play; and a Seminar/Discussion "Building on Dr. Marvin
Solit's Work" in Cambridge, MA on 22-23 January 2011.
Special Event Revisit Bucky: Exploring Synergetics at
American University and Arena Stage in Washington, DC, on 11-13 June 2010.
Symposium on Design Science: Nature's Problem Solving Method on
14-15 November 2009 at RISD in Providence, RI.
Seventh Annual Summer Workshop on "A Synergetics Sampler" to Celebrate
Buckminster Fuller's 114th Birthday on 11-12 July
2009 in Oswego, NY
Workshop on Geodesic Structures: Build a Dome for Bucky's
Birthday on 11-14 July 2008 in Oswego, NY.
AMS Special Session on Buckminster Fuller's Synergetics and
Mathematics on 15-16 March 2008, New York, NY
Workshop on Quantum Building on 23-24 June 2007 in Oswego,
Symposium on Synergetics and Morphology on 3-4 November
2007 in Providence, RI.
Seminar on Field Structure Theory on 28 January 2006 in
Mt. Airy, MD.
Dennis Dreher (25 December 1942 - 22 July 2018) was a frequent
participant, presenter, and collaborator at several Synergetics
Collaborative events. Dennis worked with Buckmister Fuller. He was
a recipient of a Cosmic Fishing Award confered at the Fifth Biennial
Design Science Symposium on "STEAM Intelligence" in April of 2016.
We posted an note remembering him on our mailing list: 2016
Cosmic Fishing Award recipient Dennis Dreher has died. More
information about Denis's work can be found on his web site Dennis Dreher.